Enhanced Gain and Compact Size Microstrip Patch Antenna by Suppressing the Surface Waves

Rakesh Kumar*, Ram Kumar**
* Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, SVCET Chittoor - Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering and Technology, Andhra Pradesh, India.
** Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SVCET Chittoor - Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering and Technology, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Periodicity:July - December'2022


In this paper, an enhanced gain and compact size microstrip patch antenna by suppressing the surface waves is presented for L band and S band applications. The surface waves are suppressed by using a heterogeneous substrate. A heterogeneous substrate is prepared by removing partially the substrate surrounding the patch. He suggested antenna works for a dual band resonance frequency. The first resonance frequency of the antenna is 1.585 GHz with a return loss of -17. 942 dB and second resonance frequency of the antenna is 2.335 GHz with - 13. 7785 dB return loss. The -10 dB impedance bandwidth of the antenna is 11.9 MHz (1.5809 - 1.55928 GHz) and 44.8 MHz (2.324 - 2.3469 GHz), which is the suitable bandwidth for Global Positioning Systems (GPS), WLAN and satellite communication. Compared to a standard patch antenna the suggested antenna has obtained a high gain of 7.99 dBi with reduced size up to 34% of a defected ground structure (DGS) on a a heterogeneous substrate. Using HFSS, the performance of patch antenna with DGS on a heterogeneous substrate are compared with a homogeneous substrate, a homogeneous substrate with DGS and without DGS on a heterogeneous substrate.


Global Positioning Systems (GPS),WLAN, HFSS

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Kumar, R., and Kumar, R. (2022). Enhanced Gain and Compact Size Microstrip Patch Antenna by Suppressing the Surface Waves. i-manager’s Journal on Communication Engineering and Systems, 11(2), 11-18.


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