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Design and scan performance of large, probe-fed stacked microstrip patch arrays

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1 Author(s)
Waterhouse, R.B. ; Sch. of Electr. & Comput. Syst. Eng., R. Melbourne Inst. of Technol., Vic., Australia

A strategy is presented on how to design large, direct-contact microstrip patch arrays with broad bandwidths and useful scanning ranges. It is shown that to maximize these characteristics the lower layer of a stacked patch configuration must have a relatively high dielectric constant, greater than 10 and the upper laminate must have a low dielectric constant value. Doing so yields bandwidths in excess of 25% over a scanning range of ±45° in the principle planes. Such arrays may be suitable for millimeter-wave systems such as collision avoidance radars and microcellular mobile communication base stations

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Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:50 ,  Issue: 6 )

Date of Publication:

Jun 2002

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