In communication systems, there are various types of microstrip antenna that can be used for many applications. This paper mainly focuses on the simple design of inset fed rectangular microstrip patch antenna to operate at frequency of 2.45 GHz for wireless communication. The study involves using HFSS simulator to design the antenna dimensions and to determine its performance. This antenna is based on a thickness of 1.6㎜ Teflon substrate with a dielectric constant of approximately 2.2, on one side of the substrate and another side has a ground plane. After simulation, the antenna performance characteristics such as return loss, VSWR, gain, radiation pattern are obtained.
Wireless communication has a great impact on human life since it has been developed rapidly in the past decades. In the field of wireless communications, antenna plays a vital important role. During late 1970s, there was rapid development in the field of microstrip patch antenna technology. During early 1980s, antenna elements and arrays were developed in term of design and modeling. The antenna have been largely studied due to their advantages like light weight, reduced size, low cost, conformability and the ease of integration with active device. A microstrip patch antenna is the combination of a radiating patch on one side of the dielectric substrate and ground on the other side. The patch is generally made of conducting material like gold or copper. On the dielectric substrate, the radiation patch and the feed lines are usually photo etched. Microstrip patch antennas radiate primarily because of the fringing fields between the patch edge and the ground plane. Therefore, the antenna can be fed by the various methods. These methods can be classified into two categories one is contacting and another is non-contacting. In the contacting method, the radio frequency power is directly fed to the radiating patch by using a connecting element such as microstrip line or probe feed. Whereas, in case of the non-contracting method, electromagnetic field coupling is done to transfer power between the microstrip line and the radiating patch which includes proximity feeding and aperture feeding
Microstrip patch antenna is characterized by a large number of physical parameters. They are designed to have many geometrical shapes and dimensions but rectangular and circular microstrip patches have been used in many applications. In this paper, the design of inset fed rectangular microstrip patch antenna at 2.45 ㎓ for wireless communication is presented having length of the patch Lp, width of the patch Wp, length of ground plane Lg, width of the ground plane Wg, inset fed distance Yo, transmission line length Lf and width Wf and Wsf is the width of the gap as shown in
. This antenna is designed on Teflon and its performance characteristic such as Return loss, VSWR, gain, radiation pattern are obtained from the simulation.
인셋 페드 사각형 마이크로스트립 패치 안테나 Fig. 1 Inset Fed Rectangular Microstrip Patch Antenna
Ⅱ. Antenna Geometry and Its Design Requirement
For a rectangular patch, the length L of the patch is usually 0.3333λ0 is the free sapace wavelength. The patch is selected to be very thin such that the height of substrate h≪λ0. Thus, a rectangular patch of dimension 38.6 ㎜ × 48 ㎜ is designed on oce side of Teflon substrate of thickness 1.6 ㎜ and the ground plane of 90 ㎜ × 90 ㎜ are located on the other side of the substrate.
There are three essential parameters for design of inset fed rectangular microstrip patch antenna. They are resonant frequency (fr), dielectric material of the substrate (εr) and the thickness of substrate. The resonant frequency chosen for this design is 2.45 ㎓ .
The dielectric material of the substrate chosen for this antenna design is Teflon having a dielectric constant of the 2.2 and the loss tangent equal to 0.0009. For design purpose, the dielectric constant of the substrate material is also an important parametric factor. Low dielectric constant of the substrate material is used in the design because it gives better efficiency, higher bandwidth and the low quality factor Q. The low value of dielectric constant increases the radiated power. The designed has patch size independent of dielectric constant. So, the reduction of patch size is by using higher dielectric constant and Teflon is good in this agreement. In the simulation, the small loss tangent was neglected.
Thickness of substrate is another important in design parameter. Since thick value of substrate increases the fringing field of the patch periphery like low dielectric constant and also increases the radiated power. The dielectric substrate height of the inset fed microstrip patch antenna is h = 1.6 ㎜.
Ⅲ. Mathematical Calulation of The Antenna Parameters
The parameters of the antenna can be calculated by the transmission line method
- 3.1. Width of the Patch
The width of the antenna can be determined by
c = velocity of light
fr = resonance frequency
εr = dielectric constant of substrate
WP = Width of the patch
- 3.2. Length of the patch
The effective dielectric constant can be determined by
Where, εreff = effective dielectric constant
The dimensions of the patch along its length have been extended on each end by distance, the extension length is given by
εr = dielectric material of substrate
h = height of dielectric substrate
Wp = width of the patch
The actual length L of the patch is given by
Where, fr is the resonance frequency
- 3.3. Inset fed of the patch antenna
A physical notch is introduced by the inset feed, which in turn introduces a junction capacitance. The physical notch and its corresponding junction capacitance influence the resonance frequency. As the inset feed-point moves from the edge toward the centre of the patch the resonant input impedance decreases monotonically and reaches zero at the centre. When the value of the inset feed point approaches the centre of the patch, the
is inset distance, which varies very rapidly; therefore the input resistance also changes rapidly with the position of the feed point. For maintaining very accurate values, a close tolerance has to be preserved
. In this paper, the value of inset fed distance
is 9.3 ㎜ and the length and width of transmission line at 50 Ω is 45 ㎜ and 5 ㎜ respectively. The following
gives the detail design parameter specification of microstrip patch antenna
IV. Simulation Result
The antenna was simulated in HFSS (High Frequency Structure Simulation) which is a high performance full-wave electromagnetic (EM) field simulator for arbitrary 3D volumetric passive device, having Microsoft windows graphical user interface. The designed antenna in HFSS simulator is shown in
마이크로스트립 패치 안테나의 설계 파라미터Table. 1Design parameter of microstrip patch antenna
마이크로스트립 패치 안테나의 설계 파라미터 Table. 1 Design parameter of microstrip patch antenna
HFSS로 설계된 안테나 Fig. 2 Design Antenna in HFSS
The simulation result of return loss of the inset fed antenna is -33.66 ㏈ at center frequency of 2.45 ㎓ as shown in
반사손실 vs. 주파수 Fig. 3 Return Loss vs. Frequency
he bandwidth of the antenna in term of percentage is defined by
are determined at -10 ㏈. f
is the resonance frequency. The simulated value at -10 ㏈, f
= 2.48 ㎓, f
= 2.42 ㎓, BW = 60 ㎒ and the bandwidth percentage is 2.44%.
The VSWR characteristic of the antenna should falls in between 1 to 2. From simulation its value is 1.04 at 2.45 ㎓ as depicted in
VSWR vs. 주파수 Fig. 4 VSWR vs. Frequency
Also the radiation pattern of the antenna obtained is shown in
at phi = 90° and phi = 0° at 2.45 ㎓. The 3D polar plot of gain is shown in
which shows the gain of 6.9 ㏈.
2.45 ㎓ 방사 패턴 Fig. 5 Radiation Pattern at 2.45 ㎓
전체 이득의 3D Polar Plot Fig. 6 3D Polar Plot of total gain
The scattering parameter for the antenna design at 2.45 ㎓ on the smith chart is shown in
2.45 ㎓ 스미스 차트 Fig. 7 Smith chart at 2.45 ㎓
summarizes the obtained simulation features of the antenna from high frequency simulation software.
마이크로스트립 패치 안테나의 시뮬레이션 결과Table. 2Simulation results of microstrip patch antenna
마이크로스트립 패치 안테나의 시뮬레이션 결과 Table. 2 Simulation results of microstrip patch antenna
In this paper, the mathematical calculation for design of inset rectangular patch antenna at 2.45 ㎓ is presented. Simulation of inset fed microstrip patch antenna is done in HFSS. The antenna performance characteristics such as return loss, VSWR, gain, radiation pattern are obtained in simulation. Hence, from simulation, the return loss obtained is -34.64 ㏈ at 2.45 ㎓; VSWR is 1.04 and gain about 6 ㏈. In future, the simulated antenna can be fabricated in PCB Board.
This study was supported by research fund from Chosun University, 2014
received M.S. degree in the Department of Information and Communication Engineering from Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea in 2012. Since 2012, she has been an Ph.D. student in the Department of Electronic Engineering from Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea. The research areas of interest are Signal processing, RF energy harvesting devices, designs and applications.
Dong You Choi
Dong You Choi was born in Seoul, Korea, on February 25, 1971. He received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degree in the Department of Electronic Engineering from Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea in 1999, 2001, and 2004, respectively. Since 2007, he has been taught and researched as a professor at Chosun University. His research interests include mobile communication and wave propagation. He is a member of IEEE, IEICE, JCN, KEES, IEEK, KICS, and ASK.
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