A tremendous amount of work has been done since 1997 to improve microstrip antennas in portable communication equipment. To meet the demand for an updated, single–source design reference on these recent advances, Compact and Broadband Microstrip Antennas presents over 100 advanced microstrip antenna designs and their complete experimental results. These new advanced designs are catalogued in a quick–reference format, unique to this book, through a reorganization of antenna types into two groups: compact microstrip antennas and broadband microstrip antennas.
Generously supplemented with 393 figures, the data and designs presented here have appeared in over 100 refereed journal papers in the field, including advanced designs newly reported by prestigious antenna researchers. Each chapter opens with an informative overview and concludes with listings of up–to–date resources for further reading.
Compact and Broadband Microstrip Antennas is relevant to all current design techniques and explorations of microstrip antennas. It also provides the critical groundwork for further developments in wireless communication systems by graduate students, professors, and researchers involved in microstrip antenna design.
1. Introduction and Overview.
1.2 Compact Microstrip Antennas.
1.3 Compact Broadband Microstrip Antennas.
1.4 Compact Dual–Frequency Microstrip Antennas.
1.5 Compact Dual–Polarized Microstrip Antennas.
1.6 Compact Circularly Polarized Microstrip Antennas.
1.7 Compact Microstrip Antennas with Enhanced Gain.
1.8 Broadband Microstrip Antennas.
1.9 Broadband Dual–Frequency and Dual–Polarized Microstrip Antennas.
1.10 Broadband and Dual–Band Circularly Polarized Microstrip Antennas.
2. Compact Microstrip Antennas.
2.2 Use of a Shorted Patch with a Thin Dielectric Substrate.
2.3 Use of a Meandered Patch.
2.4 Use of a Meandered Ground Plane.
2.5 Use of a Planar Inverted–L Patch.
2.6 Use of an Inverted U–Shaped or Folded Patch.
3. Compact Broadband Microstrip Antennas.
3.2 Use of a Shorted Patch with a Thick Air Substrate.
3.3 Use of Stacked Shorted Patches.
3.4 Use of Chip–Resistor and Chip–Capacitor Loading Technique.
3.5 Use of a Slot–Loading Technique.
3.6 Use of a Slotted Ground Plane.
4. Compact Dual–Frequency and Dual–Polarized Microstrip Antennas.
4.2 Some Recent Advances in Regular–Size Dual–Frequency Designs.
4.3 Compact Dual–Frequency Operation with Same Polarization Planes.
4.4 Compact Dual–Frequency Operation.
4.5 Dual–Band or Triple–Band PIFA.
4.6 Compact Dual–Polarized Designs.
5. Compact Circularly Polarized Microstrip Antennas.
5.2 Designs with a Cross–Slot of Unequal Arm Lengths.
5.3 Designs with a Y–Shaped Slot of Unequal Arm Lengths.
5.4 Designs with Slits.
5.5 Designs with Spur Lines.
5.6 Designs with Truncated Corners.
5.7 Designs with Peripheral Cuts.
5.8 Designs with a Tuning Stub.
5.9 Designs with a Bent Tuning Stub.
5.10 Compact CP Designs with an Inset Microstrip–Line Feed.
6. Compact Microstrip Antennas with Enhanced Gain.
6.2 Compact Microstrip Antennas with High–Permittivity Superstrate.
6.3 Compact Microstrip Antennas with Active Circuitry.
7. Broadband Microstrip Antennas.
7.2 Use of Additional Microstrip Resonators.
7.3 Microstrip Antennas with an Air Substrate.
7.4 Broadband Slot–Loaded Microstrip Antennas.
7.5 Broadband Microstrip Antennas with an Integrated Reactive Loading.
7.6 Broadband Microstrip Antennas with Reduced Cross–Polarization Radiation.
8. Broadband Dual–Frequency and Dual–Polarized Microstrip Antennas.
8.2 Broadband Dual–Frequency Microstrip Antennas.
8.3 Broadband Dual–Polarized Microstrip Antennas.
9. Broadband and Dual–Band Circularly Polarized Microstrip Antennas.
9.2 Broadband Single–Feed Circularly Polarized Microstrip Antennas.
9.3 Broadband Two–Feed Circularly Polarized Microstrip Antennas.
9.4 Broadband Four–Feed Circularly Polarized Microstrip Antennas.
9.5 Dual–Band Circularly Polarized Microstrip Antennas.
"...presents new advanced designs of this type [microstrip] antenna, offering more than 100 advanced microstrip antenna designs and their detailed experimental results." (Microwave Journal, December 2002)