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Gain Enhancement of a Circularly-Polarized Patch Antenna with a Double-Layered Superstrate for Wireless LAN
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Gain Enhancement of a Circularly-Polarized Patch Antenna with a Double-Layered Superstrate for Wireless LAN
Lee, Sangrok;
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A high-gain circularly-polarized patch antenna with a double-layered superstrate is proposed operating at a wireless LAN frequency. A superstrate has an array of metallic periodic unit cells and is located above the patch antenna with an air-gap. The designed antenna has a high gain of over 9.59dBi, which is the gain enhancement of 6.48dB compared to the patch antenna without superstrate. And it has a low axial ratio of under 3dB, so that it maintains the circular polarization of the patch antenna. The optimum air-gap height at the superstrate of arrays is 25mm, which is equivalent to about at the frequency of 2.45GHz. We confirmed that the double-layered stacking of a superstrate increases the effective aperture size and hence it leads to enhance a gain of the patch antenna.
Gain enhancement;Double-layered superstrate;Patch antenna;Circular polarization;Wireless LAN;
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