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A Corporate Network-Fed Quasi-lumped Resonator Antenna Array

  • Seyi Stephen Olokede
  • Babu Sena Paul
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 624)

Abstract

A new class of antenna is presented. It consists of an interdigital capacitor in parallel with a straight strip inductor. The proposed antenna is fed through a new corporate feed network. The configurations designed, fabricated, and measured include 8 × 1 and 8 × 2. Each resonator is fed at the non-radiating end with a view to achieving higher gain and better performance. The performance profile of the array antenna, including the reflection coefficient and radiation patterns, is investigated and presented. Reasonable measured gains of 12.8 and 16.9 dBi are obtained for 8 × 1 and 8 × 2 configurations, respectively. The size of each element of the array is 5.8 × 5.6 mm2, which makes it a potential candidate for wireless communication applications.

Keywords

Compact antenna Corporate feed array Gain Quasi-lumped antenna 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering TechnologyUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa

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