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APERTURE COUPLED MICROSTRIP ANTENNA WITH LOW RCS

By J.-H. Zheng, Y. Liu, and S.-X. Gong

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Abstract:
Research of antenna Radar Cross Section (RCS) is very important for low observable platform. Aperture coupled microstrip antenna is fit for the low RCS antenna design because the feed network produce less effect on scattering of microstrip patch. A novel aperture coupled microstrip antenna is proposed, which utilizes the chip-resistor load, ground slot and miniaturization, to realize RCS reduction. Aperture coupled antenna with rectangular patch is chosen as the reference antenna. Two antennas are simulated and measured. The measured results show that the designed antenna realizes only 0.5 dB gain loss while RCS are reduced in almost all the frequency band.

Citation:
J.-H. Zheng, Y. Liu, and S.-X. Gong, "Aperture Coupled Microstrip Antenna with Low RCS," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 3, 61-68, 2008.
doi:10.2528/PIERL08013102

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