Compact Slotted Antenna for Wideband Radar Applications

Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 206)


A new type of slotted microstrip antenna, suitable for wideband radar applications, is proposed in this work. The standard U-slot shape, usually adopted to enlarge the operating bandwidth of a microstrip patch, is properly modified to reduce the undesired cross-polar effects, while providing also a significant size reduction. Validations on X-band and P-band, useful for radar applications, are successfully discussed. In particular, a P-band prototype has been manufactured and tested, while the numerical simulation results of an X-band antenna, performing a 45% bandwidth, are successfully reported.


Slotted antennas broadband antennas compact antennas X-band antennas P-band antennas 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DIMESUniversity of CalabriaRendeItaly

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