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The analysis of balanced feed antenna structures for use in integrated antenna-transceivers

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEE Twelfth International Conference on Antennas and Propagation (ICAP 2003)
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
Pages320 - 323
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0852967527
StatePublished - 31 Mar 2003
Event12th International Conference on Antennas and Propagation - Exeter, United Kingdom


Conference12th International Conference on Antennas and Propagation
CountryUnited Kingdom


For software defined radio and, indeed, any ultrawide band communications system, it is essential that good control of the antenna's pattern characteristics (coverage and polarisation) is maintained over the entire frequency of operation (possibly several GHz). In this paper, the radiation properties of a number of two-port antenna configurations are compared with their single-feed counterparts. A wire dipole, wire loop and a planar antenna (essentially an air-dielectric patch antenna) are all analysed. All three types could easily be fabricated in a printed circuit form and integrated with the front-end wireless circuitry. Full far-field radiation patterns have been measured at several frequencies over the range 1750 - 3500 MHz, and antenna directivity and cross-polarisation levels determined. For all the dual-feed arrangements considered, the maximum co-polar levels were always greater than 12 dB above the maximum cross-polar levels, and the power in the total co-polarisation was always greater than 90.4% of the total power radiated. The results show that, in all cases, the radiation performance of the single-feed arrangements varied considerably with frequency, while the dual-feed arrangements guarantee pattern integrity and low levels of cross-polarisation over the whole range considered.

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Name and Venue of Event: Exeter, UK Rose publication type: Conference contribution

    Research areas

  • antenna radiation patterns


12th International Conference on Antennas and Propagation

Duration30 Apr 20033 May 2003
CountryUnited Kingdom

Event: Conference

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