Enhancement of bandwidth and gain of a rectangular microstrip patch antenna

Vijayaraghavan, Mohan Kumar and Narala, Sujith (2010) Enhancement of bandwidth and gain of a rectangular microstrip patch antenna. BTech thesis.

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In this project, method of moments based IE3D software is used to design a Microstrip Patch Antenna with enhanced gain. The aim of the project is to design a rectangular Microstrip Patch Antenna with enhanced gain and bandwidth and study the effect of antenna dimensions Length (L), Width (W) and substrate parameters relative Dielectric constant (εr), substrate thickness on antenna gain and bandwidth. The conducting patch can take any shape but rectangular and circular configurations are the most commonly used configuration. Other configurations are complex to analyze and require heavy numerical computations. The length of the antenna is nearly half wavelength in the dielectric, it is a very critical parameter, which governs the resonant frequency of the antenna. In view of design, selection of the patch width and length are the major parameters along with the feed line depth. Desired Patch antenna design is simulated by using IE3D simulator. And Patch antenna is realized as per design requirements.
A wideband phi-shape microstrip patch antenna has been designed. The return loss is below −10 dB from 4.45 GHz to 7.4 GHz except at 5.1GHz with a bandwidth of 48%.The antenna is thin and compact which makes it easily portable. A maximum gain of 8.77dB achieved at 4.7 GHz frequency. The VSWR parameter was found to be less than 2 within the operating frequency range. It can be used for wireless Local Area Network application in the frequency range 5.2 to 5.8 GHz.

Item Type:Thesis (BTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:IE3D
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Electronics and Communication Engineering > Wireless Communications
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
ID Code:1748
Deposited By:Vijayaraghavan Mohan Kumar
Deposited On:19 May 2011 09:23
Last Modified:06 Jun 2011 18:19
Supervisor(s):Behera, S K

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