Characteristic mode analysis of a shorted microstrip patch antenna

Carlo Van Niekerk, Jennifer T. Bernhard

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Abstract

The shorted microstrip patch antenna (or Planar Inverted-F Antenna - PIFA) is extremely effective at achieving significant miniaturization over the conventional microstrip patch antenna. In this paper, we perform an analysis on the shorted microstrip patch antenna and in so doing, provide insight into its true mode of operation. Using characteristic mode theory, we show that the insertion of the shorting component dramatically alters the antenna operation such that the fundamental characteristic mode no longer represents a patch-like but rather a monopole-like mode.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Symposiumon Antennas and Propagation, APSURSI 2012 - Proceedings
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 10 2012
EventJoint 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2012 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jul 8 2012Jul 14 2012

Publication series

NameIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
ISSN (Print)1522-3965

Other

OtherJoint 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2012
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period7/8/127/14/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Van Niekerk, C., & Bernhard, J. T. (2012). Characteristic mode analysis of a shorted microstrip patch antenna. In 2012 IEEE International Symposiumon Antennas and Propagation, APSURSI 2012 - Proceedings [6349248] (IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)). https://doi.org/10.1109/APS.2012.6349248