Ku-band patch antenna design
The market for on-the-move satellite communication is increasing, and phased array antennas have characteristics that makes them suited for this. In this thesis design and tuning of a wide-band microstrip patch antenna element for a Ku-band antenna array is presented. The SSFIP structure with a resonating aperture is used for the antenna element, and double resonance allows for operation at both uplink and downlink frequencies. The antenna element is simulated with a metal plane reﬂector, and a patch reﬂector. A qualitative design and tuning procedure for wide/dual-band microstrip patch antennas is provided. Simulations are carried out with the electromagnetic 3D analyser AXIEM from NI AWR, and the results from the simulations are presented.
ForlagUiT Norges arktiske universitet
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
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