An Insight into Impact of Partial Ground and Dual Trapezoidal Slots on Bandwidth and Gain considerations for a Microstrip Antenna Array for WiMax Application

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G. V. Raviteja

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In this work, design and analysis of microstrip patch antenna is carried out. A (2 X 1) antenna array is considered, with dimensions (W x L) as 35.11 mm x 27.13 mm. The dielectric substrate is taken to be FR4 epoxy with dielectric constant as 4.3 and loss tangent of 0.02. Dual trapezoidal slots are introduced to improve the gain considerations for the considered antenna array. The simulations are carried out and it is observed that the gain is improved. As a second stage in the work, to improve the bandwidth of operation for the dual trapezoidal antenna array, the concept of partial ground is taken into consideration. The simulations are carried in HFSS. It is found out that the introduction of partial ground improved the bandwidth of the antenna structure considered while preserving the gain to the maximum extent possible. The gain was found to be 7.0875 dB with centre frequency 2.4020 GHz. The frequency range below -10dB for the considered antenna array structure with partial ground was around 2.3 GHz to 2.6 GHz. This range is utilized in the WiMax application which covers the frequency ranges (2.3 GHz to 2.4 GHz) and (2.496 GHz to 2.690 GHz).

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Raviteja, G. V. (2018). An Insight into Impact of Partial Ground and Dual Trapezoidal Slots on Bandwidth and Gain considerations for a Microstrip Antenna Array for WiMax Application. Advanced Electromagnetics, 7(5), 111-117. https://doi.org/10.7716/aem.v7i5.772
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