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Documentation: Dual antenna for WLAN based on an array coupled by


Dual antenna for WLAN based on an array
coupled by microstrips
López Fredy, Hipatia Ilbay Tene Cristina, Tixi Deysi, Valeria Bone
Code: 246212, 144, 251,244, 245551
Abstract — This paper describes the design of an
antenna array with microstrip coupling, based on two
rectangular antenna with cuts in the corners,
designed to operate at 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz two
frequency ranges considered among the major
network applications local area network (LAN).
This design has two vertically antenna polarizations
and horizontal

chosen so that the "patch" power dissipated in form
of radiation.
 Structure: Can see in Figure 1.
Metallic patch (dimensions comparable to λ)
Lossless dielectric Substrate
 Thickness: 0.003λ ≤ h ≤ 0.05λ
 Dielectric constant: Dielectric 2.2 ≤ ≤ 12

Index Terms— Antenna arrays, linear polarization,
coaxial cable feeding, wireless phone, microstrip.



t present, the development of wireless
networks has grown significantly, mainly due
to declining prices of networking equipment
based on the IEEE 802.11 family of
standards, the easy integration of these with existing
wired networks. And why is due to the emerging need of
the current mobile communication systems support
multiple wireless services has increased antenna
development work with greater bandwidth and resonate
at various frequencies. Moreover, since the invention of
the microstrip antenna and due to its characteristics of
flat profile, easy fabrication and integration in
microwave devices, low cost, this technology has gained
great popularity in the field of wireless communications.
Especially, there is considerable interest in the
development of dual microstrip antennas, which are
useful for operating on two different frequencies, which
are too far apart for a single antenna. The antenna design
has been made in consideration of different techniques
such as: the simple stacking of two circular patches and a
stack of two annular rings. In most applications it is
required that the radiation pattern, polarization and
impedance are similar but not identical in frequency
bands of operation.
In this paper, the design of the dual antenna based on an
array of rectangular patches (RMSAs, for its acronym in
English) with direct coupling is developed.

Figure 1. Structure microstrip antenna

 Low efficiency and low Power
 High Q
 Polarization purity Poor
 Narrowband
 Spurious Radiation Lines
 Low profile
 Structures Conformable and robust
 Simple and inexpensive Manufacturing
 Combinable with circuits
 Microwave integrated
 Versatile in the choice of resonance
frequency or polarization.


The microstrip antenna is an extension of
microstrip transmission line. The dimensions are

Figure 2. Power modes


With these parameters. [2] The effective length is calculated by the equation [3]: Lreff = c 2 f 0 √ ε reff [3 ] Figure 2. Coaxial and linear polarization power is used.258 ) ( +0. you will make some changes in the geometry to improve performance. in particular the value of the gain by implementing small cuts in its 4 corners. and height. The depth of the cuts at the corners is 1/8 of the wavelength of the group.015.6 mm. h (or thickness. . The design of this modification is shown in Figure 3.Documentation: Dual antenna for WLAN based on an array coupled by microstrips The parameters to consider in the design of a rectangular patch antenna are operating frequency (fo). 7]: c W= 2f 0 √ ε r +1 2 vacuum. Loss tangent of 0. with a thickness of 1.264 ) [ 4] W −0.8 ) h ( ε reff + 0. generating Electrical length longer than the physical length of the patch by the equation [4]: ∆ L=0. Lg =6 h+ L [6] W g=6 h+W [7] [1] where: c is the constant speed of light in of the patch. substrate dielectric constant εr .3 ) Patch length is provided by: The design of the rectangular patch. the patch size can be calculated using equation [1]. f 0 and the width W operating frequency . t) of the substrate. rectangular patch antenna Along the two increments. to calculate the width of the antenna (W): The length and width of the ground plane (and substrate). dielectric constant of the substrate ( ε r ). which are generated by the lateral fields. The basic design features are:     Operating frequency Material: FR-4. Dielectric permittivity equal to 4. Lg and Wg is given by the equations [6. The effective dielectric constant is calculated from the equation [2]: ε reff = L=Lreff −2 ∆ L[5] ε r +1 ε r −1 h + 1+2 2 2 W ( W >1 h −1 2 ) . In figure 2 the design of rectangular patch antenna is shown.421h ( ( ε reff ) ( Wh +0.

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