Low cost briefcase satphone terminal antennas

Nemai G. Karmakar, Marek E. Bialkowski

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Abstract

The performance of two low cost antenna arrays, namely, a two-element metallic disc linear array antenna and a 2×2 element sequentially fed aperture-coupled planar array antenna, were investigated. The two-element antenna array demonstrated satisfactory performance in terms of antenna beamwidth, gain and axial ratio. The 2×2 element antenna array appears to be advantageous in terms of its fully planar design, assembly using tiered layers without probe soldering, lower cost due to the use of inexpensive materials and readily available components, and suitability of portable briefcase terminal.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMicrowave Journal
Volume42
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 1999
Externally publishedYes

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