Design of a miniaturized patch antenna for easy deployment on metal surfaces
2013 (English)In: Microwave and optical technology letters (Print), ISSN 0895-2477, E-ISSN 1098-2760, Vol. 55, no 4, 723-727 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A small dual-layer patch antenna designed for placement on a large conducting surface is presented. It uses the surrounding metal as a ground plane in order to reduce its size. The result is a small patch antenna with good radiation qualities in metallic surroundings. It can also be used in applications where shielding sensitive equipment from radiated fields is necessary, by using the shielding as the metal surface. It is constructed for use with the IEEE 802.15.4 standard at the 2.45 GHz ISM band. The lower layer is made in Fr-4 with standard height and width. This makes eventual serial production cheaper. The antenna has a measured total efficiency between 1.5 dB and 3.6 dB in the frequency range it is designed for. The longest side is 18.35 mm, equaling 14.9% of the wavelength.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 55, no 4, 723-727 p.
patch antennas, metallic environment, antenna measurements, compact antennas, microstrip antennas
Engineering and Technology
Research subject Engineering Science with specialization in Electronics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-197965DOI: 10.1002/mop.27437ISI: 000315524800008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-197965DiVA: diva2:615085