Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
A novel design of a circular polarized antenna for multiband GPS receivers is presented. The design employs the concept of multistacked patches fed through a single coaxial probe. Three patches being stacked together with a slit and symmetry I-slot are used to achieve triple operating frequency bands for GPS including L1 (1.575 GHz), L2 (1.227 GHz) and L5 (1.176 GHz). The proposed antenna has achieved a bandwidth of 2.0%, 1.5%, and 1.7% at GPS L1, L2, and L5 bands, respectively. It exhibits a minimum axial ratio of 0.51 dB with broad beamwidth in the upper hemisphere required for the GPS applications. The design of the proposed antenna is verified in the experiment.