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2009-06-19

Equilateral Triangular Microstrip Antenna for Circularly-Polarized Synthetic Aperture Radar

By Merna Baharuddin, Victor Wissan, Josaphat Tetuko Sri Sumantyo, and Hiroaki Kuze
Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 8, 107-120, 2009
doi:10.2528/PIERC09052202

Abstract

An equilateral triangular microstrip antenna is proposed for circularly-polarized synthetic aperture radar (CP-SAR) systems operated in L-Band (1.27 GHz). For airborne application, a prototype antenna patch is designed, fabricated and tested. Electromagneticallycoupled, dual-feeding method is applied to generate the circularly-polarized wave radiating from the patch. The fabricated patch exhibits an axial ratio bandwidth (< 3 dB) of about 0.58% (7.4 MHz), which is consistent with the value of 0.57% (7.24 MHz) from the simulation.

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Merna Baharuddin, Victor Wissan, Josaphat Tetuko Sri Sumantyo, and Hiroaki Kuze, "Equilateral Triangular Microstrip Antenna for Circularly-Polarized Synthetic Aperture Radar," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 8, 107-120, 2009.
doi:10.2528/PIERC09052202
http://jpier.org/PIERC/pier.php?paper=09052202

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