Popsicle shaped Microstrip Patch Antenna design for Space Research applications

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)          
© 2017 by IJETT Journal
Volume-45 Number-5
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Prince, Payal Kalra, Ekambir Sidhu
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V45P246


Prince, Payal Kalra, Ekambir Sidhu "Popsicle shaped Microstrip Patch Antenna design for Space Research applications", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V45(5),219-222 March 2017. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group

In this paper, a popsicle shaped gigahertz (GHz) microstrip patch antenna with a reduced ground has been proposed. The Flame Retardant (FR-4) material having a dielectric constant (?r) of 4.4 has been employed as substrate in proposed antenna design having thickness of 1.44 mm. The copper material has been employed as patch and ground due to its low resistivity and high mechanical strength having thickness of 0.10 mm. The reduction in the dimensions of ground has been made to improve the various antenna return loss and bandwidth. The proposed antenna design is resonant at frequency of 5.434 GHz having corresponding return loss of -43.75 dB. The impedance bandwidth of the proposed antenna design is 211.9 MHz (5.325 GHz to 5.537 GHz). The performance of proposed antenna has been analysed in terms of gain (dB), directivity (dBi), return loss (dB), impedance bandwidth (MHz), VSWR (Voltage Standing Wave Ratio), impedance (ohms) and Half Power beam width (?). It has been observed that the proposed popsicle shaped gigahertz antenna has a directivity and gain of 4.845 dBi and 4.84 dB, respectively at the corresponding resonant frequency. The CST Microwave Studio 2016 has been used for designing and simulating of proposed antenna design. The proposed antenna can be used for the Space Research applications.


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