University of Calabria
In recent years, great interest was focused on micro-strip antennas for their small volumes, low profiles, excellent integration, low costs and good performance. With the continuous growth of wireless communication service and the constant miniaturization of communication equipment, there are higher and higher demands for the volume of antennas, integration and working band. This paper presents a single layer monopole hexagonal micro-strip patch antenna is thoroughly simulated for wireless communications system applications which are suitable for the 13.71GHz operations. These systems may include Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) system, also known as "Direct-To-Home". DBS systems are commonly referred to as "Mini-dish" systems. DBS uses the upper portion of the Ku band.