Dense Dielectric Patch Antenna-A New Kind of Low-Profile Antenna Element for Wireless Communications

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Original languageEnglish
Article number6508824
Pages (from-to)4239-4245
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number8
Online published25 Apr 2013
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013


By replacing the metallic patch of a microstrip antenna with a high permittivity thin dielectric slab, a new type of patch antenna, designated as the dense dielectric patch antenna (DD patch antenna), is proposed. At lower microwave frequencies, it has similar performance as the conventional metallic circular microstrip antenna operated in the fundamental TM11 mode. A prototype operated at 3.98 GHz exhibits an impedance bandwidth of 1% and a gain of 5.6 dBi. Due to the absence of the metallic patch, it is expected that this antenna has better radiation efficiency at millimeter wave and terahertz frequencies in comparison with the conventional microstrip patch antenna.

Research Area(s)

  • dense dielectric patch, Dielectric resonator (DR), patch antenna