Transmission Line Model for an Edge-Coupled Patch Antenna

  • Saksiri, Wiset (Department of Electrical Engineering, Mahanakorn University of Technology) ;
  • Chongcheawchamnan, Mitchai (Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Prince of Songkla University) ;
  • Krairiksh, Monai (Department of Telecommunication Engineering, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL))
  • Received : 2008.04.03
  • Accepted : 2008.06.27
  • Published : 2008.10.31

Abstract

In this paper, a simple transmission line model for an edge-coupled patch antenna is presented. The coupled section is modeled with a lump network which represents the mutual admittance between patches and from patch to ground. Theoretical analysis of two edge-coupled patch antenna models are compared by simulation and experiment in antennas designed to operate at the 2 GHz band. The proposed model predicts the return loss of the antenna accurately.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Thailand Research Fund