Array Antenna Design


Kouhalvandi L., Paker S. , Yağcı H. B.

23nd Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), Malatya, Turkey, 16 - 19 May 2015, pp.447-450 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Malatya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.447-450

Abstract

In the recent years, microstrip antennas have quickly developed from a research novelty to a practical reality, with applications in a wide range of communication systems that must thank to their numerous appreciated features. The present work proposes a low nature slotted microstrip antenna with ground plane structure for Ku-band satellite communications. Firstly, a single Ku-band slotted patch antenna designed and then 2x2 array structure modelled and simulated by using Ansoft HFSS 3D electromagnetic simulation tool. High directivity of antenna has been realized by using full ground plane and via has fed array elements. Array feed circuit placed behind of antenna in the third layer. The gain of array antenna is about 12dBi and it is usable between 12.2 GHz and 13.1 GHz band frequency. The configuration of the proposed antenna shows the way to fabricate and make it appropriate for Ku-band applications in satellite communications.