Design and Fabrication of Printed Dipole Array for Smart Antenna Applications
In this paper, the design and fabrication of one element and four elements printed dipole for smart antenna application is discussed. The design of the single element printed dipole on a substrate RT Duroid 5880 of dielectric constant 2.2, its subsequent development into four element array and the realization of a suitable power divider network to feed the array. The four-way power splitter is attained using Wilkinson type power dividers, which improves the isolation and matching of the ports. This is followed by a computer simulation in order to optimize the design.