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Resonant characteristics of a circular patch microstrip antenna on the uniaxially anisotropic substrate are determined via spectral domain analysis. Green's functions of the structure in Hankel transform domain are determined by using Hertz vector formulation. The variations in the resonant characteristics depending on the replacement of the isotropic substrate with the uniaxially anisotropic one are analyzed for different permittivity tensor element cases. The results of the study indicate that resonant frequency and bandwidth characteristics of the antenna can be considerably changed due to proper selection of substrate anisotropy ratio and other structural parameters. Depending on the arrived results, operational performance of the antenna will be improved in future studies.
Date of Publication: Oct. 2004