Vol. 20

Front:[PDF file] Back:[PDF file]
Latest Volume
All Volumes
All Issues
2011-03-03

A Circularly Polarized Aperture Stacked Patch Microstrip Antenna for L Band

By Fei Zhao, Tingting Liu, and Zuping Qian
Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 20, 95-109, 2011
doi:10.2528/PIERC10112703

Abstract

The design and manufacture of a circular polarized aperture stacked patch circular microstrip patch antenna (CPASPA) at L-band is presented. The Wilkinson power divider is used to excite the stacked circular patches by two orthogonal $H$-shape slots, which can improve the operation bandwidth and circularly polarized performance. The design is optimized by a series of parametric study of the input impedance for the antenna. The measurements show that the CPASPA has a 3-dB axial ratio (AR) bandwidth of 55.0% and a 10-dB return loss (RL) bandwidth of 47.0%. The measured gain is more than 0 dBic over the bandwidth of 42.5%, in which the maximum is 9.4 dBic. The measurements agree very well with the simulation results.

Citation


Fei Zhao, Tingting Liu, and Zuping Qian, "A Circularly Polarized Aperture Stacked Patch Microstrip Antenna for L Band," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 20, 95-109, 2011.
doi:10.2528/PIERC10112703
http://jpier.org/PIERC/pier.php?paper=10112703

References


    1. Wu, W. W., E. F. Miller, W. L. Pritchard, and R. L. Pickholtz, "Mobile satellite communications," Proc. IEEE, Vol. 82, 1431-1448, 1997.
    doi:10.1109/5.317086

    2. Miller, B., "Satelliate free the mobile phone," IEEE Spectrum, Vol. 35, 26-35, 1998.
    doi:10.1109/6.663755

    3. James, J. R., P. S. Hall, and C. Wood, Microstrip Antenna Theory and Design, IEE Press, Stevenage, U.K., 1981.

    4. Kumar, G. and K. P. Ray, Broadband Microstrip Antennas, Artech House, Boston, 2003.

    5. Lin, Y., H. Chen, S. Member, and S. Lin, "A new coupling mechanism for circularly polarized annular-ring patch antenna," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 56, 11-16, 2008.
    doi:10.1109/TAP.2007.912961

    6. Chen, H., Y. Wang, Y. Lin, C. Lin, and S. Pan, "Microstrip-fed circularly polarized square-ring patch antenna for GPS applications," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 57, 2009.

    7. Nasimuddin, K. P. E. and A. K. Verma, "Wideband circularly polarized stacked microstrip antennas," IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Vol. 6, 21-24, 2007.
    doi:10.1109/LAWP.2006.890749

    8. Yang, S. S., K.-F. Lee, A. A. Kishk, and K.-M. Luk, "Design and study of wideband single feed circularly polarized microstrip antennas ," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 80, 45-61, 2008.
    doi:10.2528/PIER07110604

    9. Kasabegoudar, V. G. and K. J. Vinoy, "A broadband suspended microstrip antenna for circular polarization," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 90, 353-368, 2008.
    doi:10.2528/PIER09012901

    10. Karmakar, N. C. and M. E. Bialkowski, "Circularly polarized aperture-coupled circular microstrip patch antennas for L-band applications," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 5, 933-940, 1999.
    doi:10.1109/8.774159

    11. Padhi, S. K., N. C. Karmakar, C. L. Law, and S. Aditya, "A dual polarized aperture coupled circular patch antenna using a C-shaped coupling slot," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 51, 3295-3298, 2003.
    doi:10.1109/TAP.2003.820947

    12. Vallecchi, A. and G. B. Gentili, "Design of dual-polarized series-fed microstrip arrays with low losses and high polarization purity," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 53, 2005.
    doi:10.1109/TAP.2005.846732

    13. Pozar, D. M., "Microstrip antenna aperture-coupled to a microstripline," Electronics Letters, Vol. 21, 49-50, 1985.
    doi:10.1049/el:19850034

    14. Rathi, V., G. Kumar, and K. P. Ray, "Improved coupling for aperture coupled microstrip antennas," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 44, 1196-1198, 1996.
    doi:10.1109/8.511831

    15. Targonski, S. D. and R. B. Waterhouse, "Design of wide-band aperture-stacked patch microstrip antennas," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 46, 1998.
    doi:10.1109/8.719966

    16. Gao, S., L. Li, M. Leong, and T. Yeo, "Wide-band microstrip antenna with an H-shaped coupling aperture," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 51, 2002.

    17. Zhao, F., K. Xiao, W.-J. Feng, S.-L. Chai, and J.-J. Mao, "Design and manufacture of the wide-band aperture-coupled stacked microstrip antenna," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 7, 37-50, 2009.
    doi:10.2528/PIERC09021801

    18. Qian, Z., T. Liu, and F. Zhao, "Design of wide-band aperture-coupled circularly polarized microstrip antenna," Chinese Journal of Radio Science, Vol. 25, 739-744, 2010.