UWB Stacked Patch Antenna Design for Near-Field Imaging Radar Antenna Array

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Yang, B.; Yarovoy, A. G.; Ligthart, L. P. (IRCTR, Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 4, 2628CD Delft, The Netherlands)

In this paper a design of UWB aperture-coupled stacked patch (ASP) antenna to be used as an array element in a short range imaging radar is presented. The antenna operates in the frequency band from 10GHz to 18GHz. Antenna optimization is done using two different numerical techniques in order to cross-verify the simulated results. Experimental results agree very well with the simulated results from both models. The antenna performance within a linear array has been experimentally investigated as well.