Design and Simulation of Minkowski Fractal Patch Antenna on SOI Substrate for Next Generation Wireless Networks

Antennas designed by using conventional metallic waveguides have a poor performance due to the high losses of non-ideal conductors. To avoid this problem, low-loss Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) substrate is proposed. The proposed compact design of a patch antenna integrated on a SOI exhibits the multiband characteristics. The designing and simulation is done by antenna simulation tool Ansoft HFSS. The proposed design of the multiband antenna offers an improvement in the antenna characteristics. The calculated directivity, radiation efficiency and 10-dB impedance bandwidth of the designed antenna are 6.725dB, 90.8% and 18.6% respectively.

Provided by: International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering (IJETAE) Topic: Enterprise Software Date Added: Aug 2013 Format: PDF

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