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Design and Fabrication of COVID-19 Microstrip Patch Antenna for Wireless Applications

By Jihan Salah Abdaljabar, Mervat Madi, Asaad Al-Hindawi, and Karim Youssef Kabalan
Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 118, 125-134, 2022


This paper presents a novel unique microstrip fractal patch antenna with a COVID-19 shape designed for wireless applications. The COVID-19 antenna is a compact, miniature size, multiband, low weight, and low-cost patch antenna; the demonstrated patch antenna, simulated using the HFSS software program, consists of a circular printed patch with a radius of 0.4 cm surrounded by 5 pairs of crowns. The antenna is implemented on a double-sided copper plate with an FR4-epoxy substrate of 1x1 cm2 area and 1.6 mm thickness. This small patch operates and resonates on two frequencies 7.5 GHz and 17 GHz within C and Ku bands, respectively. The simulated and measured gains were respectively 0.8 dB and 0.2 dB at the lower frequency and 2.21 dB and 2 dB at the higher frequency. A coaxial probe feeding method is used in the simulation, and printed prototypes showed excellent consistency between measured and simulated resonance frequencies.


Jihan Salah Abdaljabar, Mervat Madi, Asaad Al-Hindawi, and Karim Youssef Kabalan, "Design and Fabrication of COVID-19 Microstrip Patch Antenna for Wireless Applications," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 118, 125-134, 2022.


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