Wideband magnetoelectric dipole antennas with dual polarization and circular polarization

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Original languageEnglish
Article number7046339
Pages (from-to)110-119
Journal / PublicationIEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine
Issue number1
Online published20 Feb 2015
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2015


A new ±45° dual-polarized magnetoelectric dipole antenna is proposed. The antenna is excited by two φ-shaped probes placed at a convenient location. The measured overlapped impedance bandwidth is 48% with standing-wave ratio (SWR) ≤1.5 from 1.69 to 2.76 GHz. The measured gains vary from 7.6 to 9.3 dBi and from 7.6 to 9.4 dBi for port 1 and port 2, respectively. The isolation between the two ports is larger than 30 dB. The proposed antenna achieves a low cross-polarization level of less than -21 dB and a low back radiation level of less than -29 dB over the operating frequency range. With a broadband 90° phase shifter and a power divider, the proposed antenna can radiate circularly-polarized (CP) wave and exhibit a wide impedance bandwidth (SWR ≤ 2) of 90% from 1.23 to 3.23 GHz, which covers the whole 3-dB axial-ratio (AR) bandwidth of 82% from 1.28 to 3.05 GHz. In this operation frequency band, the proposed CP antenna has a broadside gain of larger than 5 dBi above 1.45 GHz. Considering the common overlapped bandwidth limited by the impedance, AR, and gain, the proposed antenna exhibits an effective bandwidth of 71%.

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  • Circularly-polarized (CP) antenna, dual-polarized antenna, magnetoelectric dipole, wideband antenna, φ-Shaped probe