Single and dual-band patch/helix antenna arrays

Single and dual frequency band spatial null steering antenna arrays are disclosed, comprised of primary resonant quadrifilar helix antennas and auxiliary resonant patch antennas, which comprise stacked patches in the dual-band embodiments. Several feed networks are described for producing, preferably, circularly polarized radiation in satellite frequency bands (e.g., L1 and L2) with pattern nulls steerable to desired elevation angles. Various top and bottom-fed quadrifilar helix antennas configurations are also described.

Patent #: 6720935 Issue Date: April 13, 2004