A compact magnetic Yagi antenna and a four-element array with vertically polarized radiation are presented using the substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) technology. The SIW functions as driven element to generate vertically polarized wave. Microstrip patches are connected to ground plane function as magnetic dipole directors. With this arrangement, a compact magnetic Yagi antenna with vertically polarized radiation is designed. The total area is only 1.58λ1×0.95λ1 (λ1 represents the wavelength at 9.5 GHz) and reduced by 63.1% compared to previous magnetic Yagi antenna. The relative bandwidth is 16.15% and peak gain 7.31~8.82 dBi. Then the four-element linear array is analyzed, fabricated and measured. Simulated and experimental results demonstrate that the array antenna still preserves vertical polarization, and the peak gain is 14.06~14.78 dBi in the relative bandwidth of 14.43%.
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