Design of Five-Band Microstrip Antenna for Radar and Satellite Communications

  • Indra Bhooshan Sharma
  • Fateh Lal Lohar
  • Ravi Kumar Maddila
  • Abhinav Deshpande
  • M. M. Sharma
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 472)


A single-feed microstrip antenna for five-band satellite communications and RADAR applications is presented in this paper. The proposed antenna is basically rectangular microstrip patch antenna with overall dimension of about 30 × 36.7 × 1.6 mm3 with partial and defective ground. The patch has circular cuts at the three corners and a slot in the middle. The antenna resonates at frequencies f1 = 3.88 GHz (2.55–4 GHz), f2 = 6.96 GHz (4.5–7.94 GHz), f3 = 10.57 GHz (9.50–12 GHz), f4 = 16.14 GHz (14.74–17.10 GHz), and f5 = 18.82 GHz (18.23–19.61 GHz) covering standard microwave frequency bands, namely S (2–4 GHz), C (4–8 GHz), X (8–12 GHz), Ku (12–18 GHz), and K (18–26 GHz), respectively [1]. Extensive simulations are accomplished using CST microwave studio [2]. The antenna has minimum return loss in range −37 to −48 dB for all the five bands. The antenna shows better impedance matching results, i.e., VSWR close to unity. Also, it has better directivity and efficiency for all the bands.


Five bands Circular cuts Defective ground S-band C-band X-band Ku-band K-band 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Indra Bhooshan Sharma
    • 1
  • Fateh Lal Lohar
    • 1
  • Ravi Kumar Maddila
    • 1
  • Abhinav Deshpande
    • 1
  • M. M. Sharma
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Communication EngineeringMalviya National Institute of TechnologyJaipurIndia

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