Zhang, Jiaying; Breinbjerg, Olav (#Department of Electrical Engineering, Electromagnetic Systems, Technical University of Denmark, Ørsted Plads, Building 348, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
A new folded patch antenna with multiple layers was developed in this paper, by folding the patch in a proper way, and a highly miniaturized antenna can be realized. The multiple layer patch with 4-layer and 6-layer are designed and evaluated at 2.4 GHz, 915 MHz, and 415 MHz respectively. Then a 4 layer patch is fabricated and measured to validate the design method. The theoretical analysis, design and simulations, fabrications, as well as the measurements are presented in this paper. All the results show that the folded patch antenna is a good candidate in making a highly miniaturized compact antenna.