Performance of microstrip patch antenna with electrically thick laminated glass superstrate

P. Lowes, S. R. Day, E. Korolkiewicz, A. Sambell

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The effects of a laminated glass superstrate on both the radiation pattern and the impedance bandwidth of a microstrip patch antenna are reported. It is shown that nulls that appear in the radiation pattern of the antenna, due to surface wave effects, can be successfully eliminated by the use of a layer of resistive film. The bandwidth of the antenna is significantly increased to ~20% while the gain is maintained at 5-6dB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1903-1905
Number of pages3
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 1994
Externally publishedYes

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