Ultra-Wideband Dual-Polarized Patch Antenna with Four Capacitively Coupled Feeds
Capacitively coupled feed
Surface mount technology
Ultra wideband antennas
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AbstractA novel dual-polarized patch antenna for ultra-wideband (UWB) applications is presented. The antenna consists of a square patch and four capacitively coupled feeds to enhance the impedance bandwidth. Each feed is formed by a vertical isosceles trapezoidal patch and a horizontal isosceles triangular patch. The four feeds are connected to the microstrip lines that are printed on the bottom layer of the grounded FR4 substrate. Two tapered baluns are utilized to excite the antenna to achieve high isolation between the ports and reduce the cross-polarization levels. In order to increase the antenna gain and reduce the backward radiation, a compact surface mounted cavity is integrated with the antenna. The antenna prototype has achieved an impedance bandwidth of 112% at (|S11| ≤ -10 dB) whereas the coupling between the two ports is below -28 dB across the operating frequency range. The measured antenna gain varies from 3.91 to 10.2 dBi for port 1 and from 3.38 to 9.21 dBi for port 2, with a 3-dB gain bandwidth of 107%.
CitationZhu F, Gao S, Ho ATS et al (2014) Ultra-Wideband Dual-Polarized Patch Antenna with Four Capacitively Coupled Feeds. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. 62(5): 2440-2449.
Link to publisher’s versionhttps://doi.org/10.1109/TAP.2014.2308524
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