Ultra-Wideband Dual-Polarized Patch Antenna with Four Capacitively Coupled Feeds
KeywordUWB antenna; Capacitively coupled feed; Dual-polarized antenna; baluns; microstip antennas; Microstrip lines; Surface mount technology; Ultra wideband antennas; Bandwidth; Patch antennas; Impedance matching
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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, Abd-Alhameed RA, See CH, Brown TWC, Li J, Wei G and Xu J (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 versionhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TAP.2014.2308524
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