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An Experimental Study on the Effect of Commercial Triple Junction Solar Cells on Patch Antennas Integrated on Their Cover Glass

By Taha Yekan and Reyhan Baktur
Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 63, 131-142, 2016
doi:10.2528/PIERC16031106

Abstract

A patch antenna integrated on the cover glass of a commercial space-certified solar cell is examined. Test fixtures were fabricated to study the antenna designed at 4.9 GHz when there was an active solar cell under the antenna. It is found that the solar cell affects the input impedance of the antenna and causes a 2-3 dB gain reduction. Repetitive tests were performed to confirm that the effect from solar cells on the antenna remained the same regardless of the working status of the solar cell, type of cover glass, or the assembly of the solar panel.

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Taha Yekan and Reyhan Baktur, "An Experimental Study on the Effect of Commercial Triple Junction Solar Cells on Patch Antennas Integrated on Their Cover Glass," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 63, 131-142, 2016.
doi:10.2528/PIERC16031106
http://jpier.org/PIERC/pier.php?paper=16031106

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