Microstrip Patch Antennas with Multiple Parasitic Patches and Shorting Vias for Bandwidth Enhancement

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IEEE Access, 2018, 6 pp. 11624 - 11633
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© 2013 IEEE. Two novel microstrip patch antennas with multiple parasitic patches and shorting vias have been presented for the bandwidth enhancement. Based on the conventional triangular patch antenna, two more resonances can be obtained with the introduction of multiple parasitic patches, and consequently, the antenna bandwidth can be broadened. Parametric analysis of the patches has been studied for the verification of bandwidth enhancement. An example of the proposed antenna with multiple parasitic patches is designed, fabricated, and tested. The measured bandwidth with vert S11}vert < -10 dB ranges from 5.46 to 6.27 GHz (13.8%), and good far-field radiation patterns can be obtained within the frequency band. In addition, two shorting vias are inserted into the above proposed antenna to decrease the input impedance, resulting in further bandwidth enhancement of the antenna. This antenna is fabricated and tested as well, which achieves a measured 10-dB impedance bandwidth of 17.4% from 5.5 to 6.55 GHz.
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