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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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
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013


  • Compact antennas
  • couplers
  • feed circuit
  • satellite antennas

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