Postprint version. Published in Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, July 3, 2011, pages 876-879.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1109/APS.2011.5996415.
Microstrip patch antennas have been used extensively in applications requiring low-profile, mounting structure conforming, and low-cost wireless communications. Feed methods (antenna-transmission line interface) are critical for optimum performance. The aperture coupled technique exhibits reduced transmission line radiation and enhanced antenna radiation and co- to cross-pol performance relative to microstrip and probe fed configurations. Researchers have focused on analytical methods and design improvements without identifying parametric tradeoffs or design methods. Hence, this paper presents theoretically and parametrically identified critical antenna dimensions and performance effects, and a design procedure to convert desired performance requirements into operational prototypes.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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