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.
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Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Cock, Robert T., "Design of a Two-Layer, Capacitively Coupled, Microstrip Patch Antenna Element for Broadband Applications" (1986). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4965.
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Christodoulou, Christos [VIAF]