Dual-Frequency Dual-Sense Circularly-Polarized Slot Antenna Fed by Microstrip Line

TitleDual-Frequency Dual-Sense Circularly-Polarized Slot Antenna Fed by Microstrip Line
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsX. L. Bao, and M. J. Ammann
Journal TitleIEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation
Journal Date03/2008

A new design of a dual-frequency dual circularly-polarized slot antenna is presented. The dual-frequency is achieved using a single-layer microstrip-fed configuration coupled to a modified annular-slot antenna. The dual sense circular-polarization is obtained by four unequal linear slots which augment the annular slot. Experimental results show the proposed antenna has good circular polarization characteristics for both right-hand circular polarization (RHCP) and left-hand circular polarization (LHCP). The 10 dB return loss impedance bandwidths for the lower (RHCP) and higher (LHCP) bands are 26.7% and 11.3%, respectively. The 3 dB axial-ratio bandwidths are 6.1% and 6.0% with respect to 1.5 GHz (RHCP) and 2.6 GHz (LHCP), respectively.