Design of Singly Fed Microstrip Antennas Having Circular Polarization

단일 급전 원형 편파 마이크로스트립 안테나 설계

  • 오세창 (포항공과대학교 전자전기공학과, 전자파특화연구센터) ;
  • 전중창 (위덕대학교 정보통신공학과) ;
  • 박위상 (포항공과대학교 전자전기공학과, 전자파특화연구센터)
  • Published : 1999.12.01


In this paper, a microstrip aperture-patch antenna and a microstrip ring antenna, which have single microstrip line feeding systems for the circular polarization, are designed, and experimental results are presented at X-band. The microstrip aperture-patch antenna is characterized by its wide operating frequency range, and the microstrip ring antenna is suitable for a basic radiator in the large array antenna due to its small size. Several design parameters for these antennas are considered and analyzed to improve antenna characteristics such as VSWR bandwidth and axial ratio. Initially, the sizes of the aperture and ring radiator are determined on a basis of the cavity model, then shapes of the patch within the aperture and the inner stub of the ring are optimized using Ensemble software. Measurement results show that the aperture-patch antenna has 25% of VSWR bandwidth and 1.2dB of axial ratio at the boresight, and the ring antenna has 6.7% of VSWR bandwidth and 1.6dB of axial ratio at the boresight.



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