Accession Number : ADD008974

Title :   Dual Ground Plane Coplanar Fed Microstrip Antennas.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kaloi,Cyril M

Report Date : 22 Sep 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : This invention relates to microstrip antenna systems having two ground planes spaced apart by a dielectric substrate and radiating elements coplanar with one of the two ground planes, or sandwiched within the dielectric substrate separating the two ground planes adjacent a window in one of the ground planes. The two ground planes are shorted together in most instances, and the dual ground plane system provides a reduction in the leakage losses of transmission lines feeding and/or interconnecting the microstrip antenna radiating elements. The dual ground plane system also provides a reduction in coupling between arrayed radiation elements as well as an increase in bandwidth, in some instances.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Antenna feeds, *Antenna components, *Broadband antennas, Radiation, Coupling(Interaction), Losses, Strip transmission lines, Substrates, Feeding, Electrical grounding, Dielectrics, Inventions, Antennas

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE