A Back-to-Back Beam Switching Microstrip Patch Antenna

TitleA Back-to-Back Beam Switching Microstrip Patch Antenna
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsYang, K, Bao, XL, Ammann, MJ
Conference NameLAPC - Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference
Conference Start Date02/11/2015
PublisherLoughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference
Conference LocationLoughborough, UK

A back-to-back linearly polarized patch antenna with a single microstrip line feed is proposed for WLAN applications. The antenna consists of two identical rectangular patch elements on the front and rear sides of a common ground plane. One patch antenna can be switched on at a time using a single-pole double-throw PIN diode switching circuit, offering a switched pattern angle of 180° in the Z-axis.

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