An investigation of radiation from extremely thin planar antennas using characteristic mode analysis

Pallavi Sharma, Jennifer Truman Bernhard

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Abstract

Microstrip antennas are one of the most widely used antennas in wireless applications. Increasing demand for miniaturization means that microstrip antennas not only scale in area but also in thickness. When the microstrip patch is placed in close proximity of the ground plane, most of the energy is stored in the form of parallel plate modes between the two conducting regions. Parallel plate modes store energy between the antenna and the ground plane and lead to the decrease in gain and an increase in cross-polarization levels. Parallel plate modes are thus considered to have a detrimental effect on the radiation characteristics of microstrip antennas. However, if used intelligently, radiation can be encouraged from the parallel plate modes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (Joint with AP-S Symposium), USNC-URSI 2014 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9781479937462
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 12 2014
Event2014 USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (Joint with AP-S Symposium), USNC-URSI 2014 - Memphis, United States
Duration: Jul 6 2014Jul 11 2014

Publication series

Name2014 USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (Joint with AP-S Symposium), USNC-URSI 2014 - Proceedings

Other

Other2014 USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (Joint with AP-S Symposium), USNC-URSI 2014
CountryUnited States
CityMemphis
Period7/6/147/11/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Sharma, P., & Bernhard, J. T. (2014). An investigation of radiation from extremely thin planar antennas using characteristic mode analysis. In 2014 USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (Joint with AP-S Symposium), USNC-URSI 2014 - Proceedings [6955385] (2014 USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (Joint with AP-S Symposium), USNC-URSI 2014 - Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/USNC-URSI.2014.6955385