Printed antennas

Part of the Microwave and RF Technology Series book series (MRFT, volume 12)


Printed antennas originated from the use of planar microwave technologies such as microstrip, slot lines, coplanar lines, etc. Although the possibility of using the radiation from such lines (particularly important at discontinuities) was suggested as early as the 1950s, the first practical printed antennas appeared in the mid-1970s1 and have been widely developed since then. They are realized with printed circuit technology, and since their introduction they have accompanied the general trend of electronic miniaturization. The different types of printed antennas are distinguished by the geometry of the radiating element and by the feeds or ports which allow its excitation.


Fundamental Mode Input Impedance Ground Plane Microstrip Line Microstrip Antenna 
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Further Reading

  1. 1.
    Bahl, I.J. and Bhartia, P., Microstrip Antennas, Artech House, Dedham, MA., 1980.Google Scholar
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    Howe, H. Jr, Stripline Circuit Design, Artech House, Dedham, MA, 1974.Google Scholar
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    James, J.R., Hall, P.S., Wood, C. and Henderson, A., `Some recent developments in microstrip antenna design’, IEEE Trans. A.tennas Propagation, Vol. AP-29, No. 1, pp 124–128, January 1981.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    James, J.R. and Hall, P.S., Handbook of Microstrip Antennas, Peter Peregrinus, Stevenage, 1989.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Lee, H.F. and Chen, W. (eds), Advances in Microstrip Antennas, Wiley, New York, 1997.Google Scholar
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    Mailloux, R.J., Mcllvena, J.F. and Kernwels, N.P., `Microstrip array technology’, IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagation, Vol. 29, pp 25–37, 1981.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Mosig, J., `Arbitrarily shaped microstrip structures and their analysis with a mixed potential integral equation’, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Techniques, Vol. 36, pp 314–323, 1988.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Pozar, D.M., `A reciprocity method of analysis for printed and slot coupled microstrip antennas’, IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagation, Vol. 34, No. 12, pp 1439–1446, Dec 1986.MathSciNetCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Pozar, D.M., `Microstrip antennas’, Proc. IEEE, Vol. 80, No. 1, pp 79–91, January 1992.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Zurcher, J.F. and Gardiol, R, Broadband Patch Antennas, Artech House, Dedham, MA, 1995.Google Scholar

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© S. Drabowitch, A. Papiernik, H. Griffiths, J. Encinas and B. L. Smith 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ecole Supérieure d’ElectricitéFrance
  2. 2.University of Nice-Sophia AntipolisFrance
  3. 3.University College LondonUK
  4. 4.formerly of the Institut Supérieure d’Electronique de ParisFrance
  5. 5.Radar and Optics GroupUniversity College LondonUK
  6. 6.Corporate Research CentreAlcatel AlsthomParisFrance

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