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2013-01-07

Parasitic Probe Fed Microstrip Antenna for Multi-Constellation GNSS

By Ashwani Kumar, Sukh Das Ahirwar, Chandana Sairam, Achanta Dattatreya Sarma, and Ginkala Venkateswarlu
Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 37, 1-10, 2013
doi:10.2528/PIERL12110405

Abstract

The design approach and development of a right hand circularly polarized wideband microstrip antenna for multi-constellation Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) is presented. The antenna is corner truncated square patch, parasitically excited by a dielectric covered straight probe. A thermacol layer of thickness λ/14 at center frequency is used to support the microstrip over the ground plane substrate. The simulated and measured results are presented. The antenna shows wide beam radiation patterns with axial ratio less than ± 1 dB. Its VSWR is better than 2.8:1 and the gain varies from 1.2 dBi to 3.5 dBi over the frequency band. L5

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Ashwani Kumar, Sukh Das Ahirwar, Chandana Sairam, Achanta Dattatreya Sarma, and Ginkala Venkateswarlu, "Parasitic Probe Fed Microstrip Antenna for Multi-Constellation GNSS," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 37, 1-10, 2013.
doi:10.2528/PIERL12110405
http://www.jpier.org/PIERL/pier.php?paper=12110405

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