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MOTEVASSELIAN, A. and WHITTOW, W.G., 2016. Miniaturization of circular patch microstrip antenna using an arc projection. IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, in press, doi: 10.1109/LAWP.2016.2586749.
A semi-circle arc projection is introduced to miniaturize the patch in circular patch microstrip antennas. The idea has been inspired from the effectiveness of a cuboid ridge in size reduction of a rectangular patch microstrip antenna. A prototype of the proposed antenna together with a prototype of a conventional circular patch antenna have been fabricated and measured. The two antennas are compared and the results are presented and discussed. A parametric study is also carried out on the characteristics of the arc projection.
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