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International Journal of Advances in Engineering & Technology, Mar. 2013.
©IJAET
ISSN: 2231-1963

DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF DUAL-BAND Ψ- SHAPED
MICROSTRIP PATCH ANTENNA
Diwakar Singh, Amit Kumar Gupta, R. K. Prasad
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
Madan Mohan Malaviya Engineering College, Gorakhpur, India

ABSTRACT
A conventional rectangular microstrip patch antenna is considered for this research and further cutting various
notches in the conventional structure to make a ψ-shaped microstrip patch antenna structure. The designed
antenna structure is further simulated and the simulation result in terms of bandwidth, gain, directivity and
efficiency is observed. The observation includes the frequency bands in which the designed antenna can operate
properly, the amount of gain in those frequency bands and their efficiency. The result shows that the designed
antenna is suitable to work in two different frequency bands with a good amount of gain and efficiency. A good
amount of bandwidth i.e. a bandwidth of 31.23% and 10.00%, gain of 3.275 dBi, antenna efficiency of 91.00%
is obtained in this designed antenna structure. This whole task is performed over IE3D simulation software, a
MoM based simulation software Ver. 15.2.

KEYWORDS:

I.

ψ-shape, dual band, ground plane, microstrip antenna, patch antenna.

INTRODUCTION

An antenna is generally a metallic object capable of transmitting and receiving radio waves. Antenna
acts like a resonant circuit which converts electrostatic energy into electromagnetic energy and vice
versa. On the basis of directional patterns antenna can be classified in two types namely directional
and omni-directional antenna. Yagi Uda, Log Periodic, Corner Reflector are some examples of
directional antenna and whip antenna is example of omni-directional antenna.
Different antennas used these days have high gain and bandwidth but a severe disadvantage of those
antenna structures is their large size and complex 3D structure. As it is the era of wireless
communication [13] and antenna is one of the basic and most important requirements of any wireless
communication system. As various technologies are used to scale the devices used in wireless
communication system, we need to reduce the antenna size too. To fulfil this requirement microstrip
patch antenna is a good alternative and is widely used.
Along with small size and simple structure microstrip antenna has some more advantages such as low
cost, can be easily integrated in MMIC’s etc., along with these advantages these antenna structures
also have some disadvantages which make this antenna suffer in terms of bandwidth, gain, efficiency
etc.
Improving the bandwidth, gain, efficiency of this antenna is a challenging task and different
researches are in progress to rectify these problems. Different patch structures such as E shaped [1], H
shaped [2], W shaped [3] etc. are used for improved bandwidth of the antenna, some more techniques
such as cutting notches [4] and slots [5, 10] in conventional rectangular patch geometry also improves
the antenna bandwidth and gain.

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Vol. 6, Issue 1, pp. 520-526