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A SHAPED-BEAM SERIES-FED APERTURE-COUPLED STACKED PATCH ARRAY ANTENNA

By L. Qiu, S.-S. Wang, H.-Y. Qi, F. Zhao, S.-L. Chai, and J.-J. Mao

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Abstract:
A shaped-beam series-fed aperture-coupled stacked patch array antenna at X-band is presented. To improve the array bandwidth, two-port aperture-coupled stacked patch antennas, which are suitable for the series-fed array configuration, are presented as the radiating elements. To offer the pattern design and optimization progresses more flexibility, a uniformly spaced array configuration is applied in the shaped-beam pattern design, instead of the conventional nonuniformly spaced array configuration. The experimental results show that, in a 7.6% bandwidth, the main beam shape of the array maintains in good agreement with the design goal, and the side lobe level maintains lower than -18 dB.

Citation:
L. Qiu, S.-S. Wang, H.-Y. Qi, F. Zhao, S.-L. Chai, and J.-J. Mao, "A Shaped-Beam Series-Fed Aperture-Coupled Stacked Patch Array Antenna," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 141, 291-307, 2013.
doi:10.2528/PIER13052808
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=13052808

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