A compact circularly polarized antenna using an array of folded-shorted patches

Symon Podilchak, Mathieu Caillet, David Lee, Yahia M. M. Antar, Lucia C. Y. Chu, Jeff Cain, Mark Hammar, Dwight Caldwell, Elgin Barron

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Abstract

The development and optimization of a circularly polarized (CP) antenna using an array of four folded-shorted patch elements is investigated. The realized antenna is compact (0.2 lambda(0) by 0.2 lambda(0)), highly integrated, and offers good radiation performance at 400 MHz. A compact coupler-based feeding network for the four elements within the array, integrated into the antenna ground plane, provides a sequential 90 degrees phase difference between the radiating folded-shorted patches. This very compact CP antenna design may be useful for microsatellite and other miniaturized phased array systems for communications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4861-4867
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Volume61
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013

Keywords

  • Compact antennas
  • couplers
  • feed circuit
  • satellite antennas

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Podilchak, S., Caillet, M., Lee, D., Antar, Y. M. M., Chu, L. C. Y., Cain, J., Hammar, M., Caldwell, D., & Barron, E. (2013). A compact circularly polarized antenna using an array of folded-shorted patches. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 61(9), 4861-4867. https://doi.org/10.1109/TAP.2013.2267655