Antenna Types

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In this section, we’ll introduce the fundamental antenna types. Almost every antenna in the world can be understood as some combination or derivative of the antennas listed on this page. We’ll start with the simplest of all antennas, the short dipole antenna (which is basically a short wire), and work our way through to the more complicated antennas.

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Wire Antennas

 

Short Dipole Antenna

Dipole Antenna

Half-Wave Dipole

Broadband Dipoles

Monopole Antenna

  Folded Dipole Antenna

  Loop Antenna

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Travelling Wave Antennas

 

Helical Antennas

Yagi-Uda Antennas

Spiral Antennas

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Reflector Antennas

 

Corner Reflector

Parabolic Reflector (Dish Antenna)

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Microstrip Antennas

 

Rectangular Microstrip (Patch) Antennas

Planar Inverted-F Antennas (PIFA)

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Log-Periodic Antennas

 

Bow Tie Antennas

Log-Periodic Antennas

Log-Periodic Dipole Array

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Aperture Antennas

 

Slot Antenna

Cavity-Backed Slot Antenna

Inverted-F Antenna

Slotted Waveguide Antenna

Horn Antenna

Vivaldi Antenna

Telescopes

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Other Antennas

 

NFC Antennas

Fractal Antennas

Wearable Antennas