A compact coplanar waveguide (CPW) fed reconfigurable antenna with pattern diversity using multi-port excitation is designed. The basic antenna consists of a rectangular patch of size 5mmx4mm which is fed by four ports independently. By exciting the patch with each individual port, the direction of the radiation pattern changes by 900. With the use of CPW feed technique, a very wide impedance bandwidth of around 9GHz covering the whole 18GHz-27GHz (K-band) is achieved. The proposed antenna can be used for different satellite communication applications like earth exploration, radio navigation and location, mobile satellite communications which comes under K-band. The measured return loss and pattern characteristic results are in good agreement with simulated ones.
|Title of host publication
|IEEE International Conference on Microwaves, Antennas, Communications and Electronic Systems (COMCAS), 2017
|Published - 4 Jan 2018