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A Simple Low-Profile Coaxially-Fed Magneto-Electric Dipole Antenna Without Slot-Cavity

Cai, L; Wong, H; Tong, K-F; (2020) A Simple Low-Profile Coaxially-Fed Magneto-Electric Dipole Antenna Without Slot-Cavity. IEEE Open Journal of Antennas and Propagation , 1 pp. 233-238. 10.1109/ojap.2020.2997816. Green open access

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Abstract

A simple coaxially-fed magneto-electric dipole (ME dipole) antenna is designed and experimentally evaluated. The proposed antenna does not require the conventional quarter-wavelength slot cavity for generating the magnetic dipole mode, and only consists of two simple rectangular horizontal patches, a vertical semi-rigid coaxial cable and a square ground plane. It makes the fabrication easier and can reduce the production cost. Also, as the quarter-wavelength slot cavity is removed in the proposed design, the thickness of the antenna can be reduced to 21 mm, i.e., 16.4% of the free space wavelength at the center frequency. The low-profile antenna shows comparable wide impedance bandwidth of 41.03% (S11 ≤ −10 dB), and a more stable and higher realized gain from 7.90 - 9.74 dBi (± 0.92 dB variation) over the operating frequency band from 1.86 GHz to 2.82 GHz (centered at 2.34 GHz). The maximum gain has increased around 9.4% when compare with that of the highest reported. While the gain variation in the passband of the proposed antenna is about 58% lower than that of those ME dipole antennas reported in the literature. The radiation mechanism and the effects of the critical parameters of the antenna are also explained with the assistance of the parametric study presented.

Type: Article
Title: A Simple Low-Profile Coaxially-Fed Magneto-Electric Dipole Antenna Without Slot-Cavity
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1109/ojap.2020.2997816
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1109/ojap.2020.2997816
Language: English
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Keywords: High gain, low-profile, coaxcially-fed, magneto-electric dipole, wideband antenna.
UCL classification: UCL
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10115485
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