Broadband Circularly Polarized Patch Antenna Arrays With Multiple-Layers Structure

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Author(s)

  • Hau Wah Lai
  • Di Xue
  • Hang Wong
  • Kwok Kan So
  • Xiu Yin Zhang

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525-528
Journal / PublicationIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
Volume16
Online published7 Jul 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Abstract

Substrate integrated three-dimensional (3-D) meandering probes (M-Probes) circularly polarized patch antenna arrays with broadband performances are presented in this letter. Taking advantage of the wideband feeding probe, more than 20% impedance and axial-ratio bandwidths are obtained for 2 × 2 and 4 × 4 arrays. The experiment and simulation confirmed that the 3-D M-Probes are feasible to feed the patch antenna array with high gain and wideband characteristics. These arrays are designed and fabricated using multilayer printed circuit board technology, revealing a concise and reliable method for array design for mass production. The series of proposed antennas can be directly mounted on or integrated with circuit board of communication systems. This practical design has potential applications for satellite communications such as satellite TV in Ku-band and on-the-move antenna system.

Research Area(s)

  • Arrays, broadband antenna, circular polarization, patch antenna