American Journal of Applied Sciences

A 4×1 L-probe fed Inverted Hybrid E-H Microstrip Patch Antenna Array for 3G Application

Mohammad Tariqul Islam, Norbahiah Misran and Ng Kok Jiunn

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2007.896.901

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 11

Pages 896-901

Abstract

This paper presents a compact and broadband microstrip patch antenna array (BMPAA) with uniform linear array configuration of 4x1 element for 3G applications. The 4×1 BMPAA was designed and developed by integrating new patch shape Hybrid E-H shape, L-probe feeding, inverted patch structure with air filled dielectric microstrip patch antenna (MPA) element. The array was constructed using two dielectric layer arrangement with a thick air-filled substrate sandwiched between a top-loaded dielectric substrate (RT 5880) with inverting radiating patch and a ground plane. The Lprobe fed inverted hybrid E-H (LIEH) shaped BMPAA achieves an impedance bandwidth of 17.32% referenced to the center frequency at 2.02 GHz (at VSWR ≤ 1.5), maximum achievable gain of 11.9±1dBi, and 23 dB crosspolarization level.

Copyright

© 2007 Mohammad Tariqul Islam, Norbahiah Misran and Ng Kok Jiunn. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.