Low-cost 3D printed compact circularly polarized antenna with high efficiency and wide beamwidth

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Proceedings of the 2016 18th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2016, 2016, pp. 497 - 500
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© 2016 IEEE. A novel compact circularly polarized (CP) microstrip antenna is presented. The antenna introduces a circular radiation patch with a crossed slot to improve the impedance matching and reduce the antenna sizes. Meanwhile, triangular feed patches are adopted to increase the bandwidth. A no-resistor series feed line is used for achieving a high antenna efficiency. Based on the above method, the antenna is constructed by three low-cost PCBs which form a solid and light structure. The profile and the diameter of the antenna are just 0.064λ0 and 0.28λ0 respectively (λ0 is the wavelength in free space). The impedance bandwidth for VSWR≤2 is 20.8%, and the AR bandwidth for AR≤3dB is 8.3%. In the overlap band, the radiation efficiency can reaches more than 95%, and the gains are over 5.2dBic. Especially, the beamwidth for AR≤3dB can cover more than 128°.
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