A simple broadband printed antenna

S. Gao, A. Sambell

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This paper presents a simple broadband proximity-coupled microstrip patch antenna. A circular patch is used as the main radiator, and an H-shaped shot is cut in the ground plane below the feed line. A stepped-width microstrip line is used to feed the patch through proximity coupling. By using a single patch, the prototype antenna achieves an impedance bandwidth of 26%. Low cross-polar levels below -20 dB are observed in both E- and H-planes. The broadband antenna is planar, small size, simple in structure, low in cost, and easy to be fabricated, thus attractive for practical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number0509263
Pages (from-to)119-130
Number of pages12
JournalProgress in Electromagnetics Research
Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 2006
Externally publishedYes

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