Shorted TEM Horn Antenna for GPR Applications

Yıldız S., Uysal A., Ozen M.

16th Mediterranean Microwave Symposium (MMS), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 14 - 16 November 2016 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Abu Dhabi
  • Country: United Arab Emirates
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, a novel TEM horn antenna design is introduced for Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) applications. TEM horn antennas are mostly used in GPR for the advantages of high gain and power capability and wide bandwidth. At the low frequency of the GPR applications, the antenna size must be big. However with using shorting plate with conventional TEM Horn antennas, antenna size can be reduced. A novel shorting plate structure is presented. The effect of this structure and the contributions to antenna performance is investigated. HFSS simulations and measurement results of a prototype is presented. It has been seen that they are consistent with each other.