Abstract

A broadband, contiguous stacked, two-layer, square microstrip patch antenna element design is described which can be used for a linear or circular polarization. Single layer microstrip patch theory for the rectangular patch radiator is presented and used as a basis for understanding the two-layer patch configuration. The theory is modified to predict radiation patters and resonant frequencies of the two-layer microstrip patch antenna element. Experimental results include the radiation patterns, dominant resonant frequencies (TM10 mode), return loss (S11), and bandwidth for X band elements as a function of dielectric constants, dielectric thicknesses, and patch sizes.

Graduation Date

1986

Semester

Fall

Advisor

Christodoulou, Christos

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

98 p.

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0020376

Included in

Engineering Commons

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