Umudike Journal of Engineering and Technology

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike


DESIGN AND SIMULATION OF RECTANGULAR MICROSTRIP PATCH ANTENNA FOR X-BAND APPLICATION

Okoro, N. C.
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Nigeria

Oborkhale, L. I.
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Nigeria



ABSTRACT

Microstrip antennas are the most common antennas widely implemented in different communication systems due their small size, low profile and conformity to planar, and non-planar surfaces. In this research work, the design and simulation of an innovative single element inset-fed Rectangular Microstrip Patch Antenna (RMPA) for X-band application is presented. The proposed design used an operating frequency of 10 GHz, a Rogers RO4350 substrate with dielectric constant of 3.66, and a substrate height of 31 ml. The antenna performance characteristics such as return loss, bandwidth, VSWR, gain, directivity, beamwidth, and radiation efficiency were obtained in the simulation. The simulation results showed that the designed antenna resonated at 10 GHz, with a return loss of -19.61 dB, bandwidth of 226.2MHz, VSWR of 1.82, gain of 6.58 dBi, directivity of 6.83 dBi, a wider beamwidth of 115.2o, and an antenna efficiency of 94.2%. The novel antenna can be embedded in wireless devices for commercial WLAN and WiMAX applications and onboarding on radar and satellite wireless communication systems for various surveillance and communication purposes.


Keywords: Microstrip Patch Antenna, Inset-fed, HFSS, Gain, VSWR, Return Loss, Efficiency, Radiation pattern, X-band


https://doi.org/10.33922/j.ujet_si1_10
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Special Issue
2019 Special Issue Vol. 5 No. 3

Date Published
Monday, 06 April 2020

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