Single Microstrip Patch Antenna Design
The objective of this part is to design a single microstrip patch antenna whichconsists of patch, quaterwave transformer and feedline. For the patch antenna design, arectangular patch antenna will be design. Since a 50
surface mount adapter (SMA)connector is going to be used to connect the feedline to the coaxial cable, the feedline will be a 50
feedline. The feedline will be feed to the patch through a matching network which is a quarter-wave transformer . Refer to Figure 3.0.
Patch Antenna with Quarter-Wave Transformer.The impedance of the quarter-wave transformer is given by the equation (3.1) .
Z R Z
(3.1)Where is the transformer characteristic impedance and is the characteristicimpedance (real) of the input transmission line. is the edge resistance at resonance.