Wideband monopolar square-ring patch antenna

Jeen-Sheen Row, Shing H. Chen

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Abstract

The design of a monopolar square-ring patch antenna with wideband operation is presented. The antenna consists of a parasitic square-ring patch antenna that is shorted to the ground plane through two shorting walls and is excited by a top-loaded coaxial probe. The key design parameters to obtain 50 Ω input impedance and optimum bandwidth are investigated experimentally. The effects of the inner slot size of the square-ring patch on the operating frequency of the proposed antenna are also studied. From the obtained results, a 10 dB-input-impedance bandwidth of more than 50% can be achieved while the side length of the square-ring patch is about 0.3 free-space wavelengths and the antenna height is less than 0.1 free-space wavelengths. Also, the antenna can provide stable monopole-like conical radiation patterns across the impedance bandwidth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1335-1339
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Volume54
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Apr 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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