Decoupling and Sequential Array Antennas - Effects of Coplanar Feedline on Radiation Characteristics

Kazuhide Hirose, Yuto Kikkawa, Hisamatsu Nakano

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Abstract

Using the method of moments, we investigate two types of circularly polarized loop array antennas with and without a coplanar feedline (CF). The loops and the CF are located above a ground plane at a height of a quarter-wavelength. First, we analyze decoupling two-element array antennas. It is found that the antennas with and without the CF show reduced cross-polarization levels of -15 and -16 dB, respectively, when compared with that (-8 dB) of a conventional two-element array antenna without a CF. Next, we analyze sequential two-element array antennas. It is revealed that the antennas with and without a CF have bandwidths of 23% for a 3 dB axial-ratio criterion and 49% for a 3 dB gain-drop criterion, respectively. The analysis results are validated by an experimental work.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8979441
Pages (from-to)423-427
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Mar

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Keywords

  • Array antennas
  • Circular polarization
  • Decoupling array antenna
  • Loop antenna
  • Sequential array antenna

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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