A physical model for tunable patch antennas

Benjamin D. Horwath, Talal Al Attar

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Abstract

A model for tuning microstrip patch antennas with a controllable impedance black box is presented. These tunable impedance elements can be placed along the mid-line of the patch antenna to alter the impact of the tuning range on the antenna field pattern. Simulation results demonstrate the impact of this level of physical design control. Also highlighted is the improved ability to design beyond tunability with additional impedance matching and antenna area margins. Finally, the unique capability of the IMPATT diode for achieving these tunable impedance properties is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ISQED 2011
Pages343-346
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 22 2011
Event12th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ISQED 2011 - Santa Clara, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 14 2011Mar 16 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ISQED 2011

Other

Other12th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ISQED 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Clara, CA
Period03/14/1103/16/11

Keywords

  • IMPATT diode
  • Impedance matching
  • Microstrip patch antenna
  • Tunable antenna

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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