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A Printed Triangular Monopole With Wideband Circular Polarization

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A printed triangular monopole antenna with wideband circular polarization is presented. The wideband circular polarization is achieved by asymmetrical excitation of a triangular ground plane and planar triangular monopole. The combined radiation provides a wide axial-ratio bandwidth spanning from 1.42 to 2.7 GHz (62%). A parametric study of key geometric parameters is given for clear understanding of the radiation mechanism.

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... A linearly polarised (LP) receiver antenna can receive a CP wave regardless of its orientation [9]. Moreover, circular polarisation could minimise multipath losses [10][11][12]. ...
... Printed antennas are receiving considerable attention with regard to their use in indoor environments because of their compact size, low profile, simple design, uncomplicated design and fabrication and low production cost [10,[16][17][18], in addition to their capabilities of generating CP waves whilst retaining a compact antenna size [19,20] and providing bidirectional radiation patterns, RHCP and LHCP; these properties are essential for antennas which are used in indoor environments [21]. However, these types of antennas suffer from the difficult trade-off between the achieved IBW and axial ratio bandwidth (ARBW) and their size [22][23][24][25][26]. ...
... The pure polarisations of planar and nonplanar monopole and dipole antennas are linear [10,[49][50][51]. Therefore, applicable techniques are needed to design indoor antennas with a circular polarisation property. ...
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... In this case, a wideband CP was obtained by applying perturbations to the rectangular slot [12] and exciting the even and odd modes of the CPW with a 90°p hase difference [13]. In references [14,15], printed rectangular and triangular monopoles were shown to achieve an AR bandwidth of more than 50%. Here, circular polarization was obtained via an asymmetric antenna design. ...
... Here, circular polarization was obtained via an asymmetric antenna design. While the feed networks of the antennas presented in references [12][13][14][15] were simple, the radiation patterns were omnidirectional, the antenna gains were small, and the beamwidths of the circular polarization were insufficient in some frequency ranges. To enhance the gain of these antennas, the researchers in references [16,17] proposed employing a frequency selective surface (FSS) as a reflector; however, this necessitated an increase in antenna dimensions. ...
... The performance of the proposed CP antenna is compared with that of other recent works in Table 1. As shown, the proposed antenna had a wider AR bandwidth than that of the antennas proposed in [6][7][8][9][10] and a narrower impedance bandwidth than the antennas in references [10,12,13,15], although the proposed antenna exhibited a higher peak gain. When compared to the antennas in references [16,17], the proposed antenna had a smaller impedance bandwidth, a comparable AR bandwidth and peak gain, and a significantly smaller size. ...
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... In the available literature, several design techniques have been used to achieve wideband circular-polarisation (CP) in printed microstrip antennas [4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]. An asymmetric excitation of a planar triangular monopole and triangular ground plane has resulted into a wideband circular polarisation with axial ratio bandwidth (ARBW) 62% [5]. ...
... In the available literature, several design techniques have been used to achieve wideband circular-polarisation (CP) in printed microstrip antennas [4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]. An asymmetric excitation of a planar triangular monopole and triangular ground plane has resulted into a wideband circular polarisation with axial ratio bandwidth (ARBW) 62% [5]. A broadband CP monopole antenna was achieved with chifre-shaped monopole radiator in association with its asymmetric feed [6]. ...
... Here the six prototypes of proposed CP antenna are depicted in Fig. 2 (Ant. [1][2][3][4][5][6] and their performances are explained in details. ...
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... Therefore, the polarization of radiation patterns must be convenient for indoor antennas, especially if the indoor antennas use wideband or broadband omnidirectional radiation. While conventional monopole and dipole antennas are linear polarized [9], [10],The recent research has tried to reject linear polarization antennas. This has motivated the researcher to focus on circular polarization (CP) antennas due to their many advantages over linear polarization (LP) as follows: (a) CP minimizes the mismatching between the transmitter and the receiver antennas, so that the antenna can receive radiation waves from various directions [3], [11]. ...
... (b) CP enhances the antennas to cover a large area with stable gain and good signal quality [12], [13]. (c) CP provides the antennas a strong immunity to multipath losses and Faraday rotation, causing a signal reflection fromground surface and building walls [9], [14]. (d) CP antennas have an important feature for being used as indoor antennas, namely the capability to penetrate without any losses [15]. ...
... It is a new shape for dipole antenna (trident operations for WLAN coverage bandwidth in each band cylinder shape with applied fo omnidirectional radiation pattern with CP, and to enhance AR sufficient bandwidth to cover all the different frequency ranges with a single antenna alleviate the environmental pollution inside buildings. 9 (a). G NTENNA It presents unidirectional radiation been applied to widen the bandwidth and compact size. ...
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... and cost, broadband CP antenna has become a very hot research topic in antenna design field. Recently, there are some basic types [3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18] to design broadband CP antennas, such as printed slot antenna [3][4][5][6][7][8], printed monopole antenna [9][10][11][12][13], combined slot-monopole antenna [14][15], and printed dipole antenna [16][17][18]. Compared with traditional microstrip CP antennas, all the CP antennas [3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18] have wider impedance bandwidth and 3-dB AR bandwidth. ...
... and cost, broadband CP antenna has become a very hot research topic in antenna design field. Recently, there are some basic types [3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18] to design broadband CP antennas, such as printed slot antenna [3][4][5][6][7][8], printed monopole antenna [9][10][11][12][13], combined slot-monopole antenna [14][15], and printed dipole antenna [16][17][18]. Compared with traditional microstrip CP antennas, all the CP antennas [3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18] have wider impedance bandwidth and 3-dB AR bandwidth. ...
... Recently, there are some basic types [3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18] to design broadband CP antennas, such as printed slot antenna [3][4][5][6][7][8], printed monopole antenna [9][10][11][12][13], combined slot-monopole antenna [14][15], and printed dipole antenna [16][17][18]. Compared with traditional microstrip CP antennas, all the CP antennas [3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18] have wider impedance bandwidth and 3-dB AR bandwidth. Thus, these new types of CP antenna have a great impact on application and research prospect in many broadband communication systems. ...
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... In this work, a broad-band close to 6.3 GHz pirating between 2.17 and 8.47 GHz in addition to dual CP-band of 150 MHz at lower center frequency 2.5 GHz and 900 MHz at upper center frequency 3.4 GHz have been achieved. The CP can also be observed by exciting a triangular ground plane and planar triangular monopole in asymmetric manner [3]. A compact circularly polarized (CP) slot antenna fed by a microstrip feed line was achieved by protruding a horizontal stub from the ground plane towards the center of the wide slot (WS) and then feeding the WS with a microstrip feed line positioned to the side of the WS, underneath the protruded stub [4]. ...
... In the available literature, most of CP antennas are complex in design and have relatively low 3-dB axial-ratio bandwidth (ARBW). Table 1 displays a comparative performance of the proposed design with other antennas reported above [2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14]. ...
... The longer (vertical) arm, > L l 1 0 becomes capacitive and radiates waves that are in phase advance while the shorter (horizontal) arm, < L l 2 0 becomes inductive resulting in waves radiated with a relative phase lag [1]. With suitable adjustment and optimization of the slanting edge ground plane shape and size [3], and length of orthogonal arms L1 and L2, the required 90°F phase-shift between the two unequal antenna arms are tuned. When the shorter arm length is around 52% than that of the longer arm, the ARBW is below 3 dB for resonant frequency 5.3 GHz. ...
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... However, these antennas have not only the narrow overlapped AR bandwidth but also the large volume. A triangular monopole (AR and impedance bandwidths of 62%) [13], an L-shaped microstrip feed with the hook-shaped ground methodology (AR bandwidth of 63.61% and impedance bandwidth of 56%) [14], and an L-shaped CPW-fed CP monopole antenna (AR bandwidth of 98% and impedance bandwidths 103%) [15] have been investigated to have the wide overlapped impedance and 3 dB AR bandwidths. However, the AR bandwidth still needs to be improved for high-speed internet. ...
... Table 1 encapsulates the performance comparison between the proposed CP antenna and prevailing CP antennas in terms of −10 dB impedance bandwidth, antenna size, overlapped CP bandwidth and peak gain. From Table 1 it can be decided that the proposed antenna has an extremely wide AR bandwidth, miniaturized size with simple design and high gain as compared to the antennas cited in [7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15]. ...
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... Microstrip antennas usually have a large size but narrow CP bandwidth. However, in recent years, many techniques have been proposed to achieve wide CP bandwidth [2][3][4][5]. By introducing asymmetric triangular ground plane, a wide CP performance can be achieved as in [2]. ...
... However, in recent years, many techniques have been proposed to achieve wide CP bandwidth [2][3][4][5]. By introducing asymmetric triangular ground plane, a wide CP performance can be achieved as in [2]. A quad-band CP antenna with narrower CP bandwidth is presented in [3]. ...
... Besides, these type of antennas suffers narrow bandwidth. To minimize the above drawbacks, various recently reported CPW (Coplanar Waveguide) antennas, monopole antennas, reactive impedance surface based UWB (Ultra Wideband) antennas and different shape slot antennas were studied [16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33][34]. To enhance the performance of the small antenna especially gain and impedance bandwidth, several researchers were used reactive impedance surfaced metamaterial [17]. ...
... An asymmetrical Y-shaped feeding line is used to produce the CP radiation for X band applications and a through via in series with an inductive strip is employed to achieve an impedance bandwidth of 31.4% [23]. A wideband CP printed triangular monopole antenna is also proposed in [24]. By asymmetrical excitation of a trilateral ground plane and a planar triangular wideband circular polarization is achieved, which is covering 1.42 to 2.7 GHz (62%). ...
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... Recently, the planar printed antenna has been used to design single-broadband CP antennas [11]. There exist some basic antenna types [12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27] to design broadband planar printed CP antennas such as printed slot antennas [12-17], monopole antennas [18-22], slot-monopole antennas [23, 24] and dipole antennas [25-27]. Compared to traditional microstrip CP antennas [4-6], all the planar printed single-broadband CP antennas [12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27] have both wider impedance and 3 dB AR bandwidths. ...
... There exist some basic antenna types [12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27] to design broadband planar printed CP antennas such as printed slot antennas [12-17], monopole antennas [18-22], slot-monopole antennas [23, 24] and dipole antennas [25-27]. Compared to traditional microstrip CP antennas [4-6], all the planar printed single-broadband CP antennas [12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27] have both wider impedance and 3 dB AR bandwidths. Planar printed antenna also has been used to design dual-band CP antennas [28]. ...
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... By using broadband CP antennas, not only the multipath effects can be mitigated, but also the complexity inherent in the multiservice wireless systems can be reduced. In recent years, many broadband CP antennas have been proposed [4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19]. Among them, wide apertures with single feed structure have been widely studied, owing to their features such as wide impedance bandwidth, low cost low profile, and easy fabrication. ...
... The formula for TE 11 mode is not changed here, which is mainly because compared with the TE 11 mode wavelength, the width of the slots Ws is relatively small, thus has little influence on the TE 11 mode. Based on the mathematical interpretation, a physical explanation can be concluded that with the perturbation slots, the current path of TE 21 and TE 31 modes can be extended while having little influence on the behavior of TE 11 . Under this condition, the resonance frequencies of TE 21 and TE 31 modes can be reduced, while keeping TE 11 resonance frequency almost stable. ...
... To ensure simplicity and compactness, a single, electromagnetically coupled feed technique is chosen based on its proven capability in exciting CP behaviour [19][20]. Researchers in [22][23] demonstrated that wide bandwidths of 62 % (impedance) and 51.4 % (AR) were achievable by a printed monopole microstrip antenna. However, the gains produced from these proposed structures are relatively low, making them incompatible for ambient energy harvesting. ...
... Finally, the proposed antenna is compared with other single-feed CP antennas from literature, as illustrated in Table 4. In both [22] and [23], the researchers successfully attained a wideband of 62 % and 51.4 % AR, which is about two to three times of the proposed antenna. However, these antennas exhibited a low gain of around 2 dBic, which makes them unsuitable for energy harvesting application. ...
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... Despite the low AR bandwidth of traditional microstrip antennas, relatively few articles have been published in the literature about wide AR bandwidth. Approaches noted in those works have included exciting a triangular or rectangular monopole antenna using asymmetry feeding [2][3][4] and introducing a parasitic element in the antenna structure with a grounded stub or grounded slot [5,6]. Although this printed monopole antenna design method can offer an optimum AR bandwidth within the impedance bandwidth (IBW), in the recent past, the wide slot antenna has provided a palpable broadband CP (BBCP) antenna design due to its low Q-value. ...
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... A chifre-shaped monopole rad iator [3] with asymmetrical feed is offered to have a wide axial ratio of 41.6%. A wide AR bandwidth is attained by using an asymmetrical excitation of a triangular monopole [4] with a triangular ground, where it is shown that ground plane plays a very significant role in generating the circu lar polarization. An asymmetrical ground with L-shaped strips [5] are utilized to generate CP feature having wide axial ratio bandwidth. ...
... For recent trade-off analysis, two terms are introduced in the last two columns. Column (6) shows the evaluated ratio between the achieved differential ARBW according to size (AR/λ o 2 ). Column (7) presents the overlapping (OL) ratio achieved between ARBW and IBW (ARBW/ IBW). ...
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... And the variation of matching and axial ratio with the variation of dimensions of the ground and monopole is well explained. Wideband circular polarization with more than 60% axial ration bandwidth is achieved by asymmetrical excitation of a triangular ground plane and planar triangular monopole in [9]. A parametric study of key geometric parameters is given for clear understanding of the radiation mechanism. ...
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... Shen et al. introduced an asymmetrical Y-shaped feeding line patch antenna to generate CP radiation for X-band applications, and a through via that is in series with an inductive strip was employed to achieve the impedance bandwidth of 31.4% in which the AR is less than 2 dB [16]. More recently, a wideband circular polarized printed triangular monopole antenna was proposed [17]. An asymmetrical excitation of a trilateral ground plane and a planar triangular monopole wideband produces circular polarization. ...
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... Apart from these techniques, the CP bandwidth can also be improved using asymmetrically fed monopole antennas. [9][10][11][12] In the recent literature, an L-shaped radiator with broadband and unidirectional CP radiation was reported for array applications 13 and a C-shaped radiator with a modified ground plane in Ref. [14] achieves a 3-dB AR-BW of 104.7%. ...
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Novel broadband monopole antenna designs with dual-band circular polarization (CP) are presented. The proposed antenna comprised of a ground plane embedded with an inverted-L slit, which is capable of generating a resonant mode for broadband impedance-bandwidth, and excites two orthogonal E vectors with equal amplitude and 90deg phase difference (PD) for radiating left-hand circular polarization (LHCP) at 2.5 GHz and right-hand circular polarization (RHCP) at 3.4 GHz. A bevel is cut in the rectangular radiator to increase the impedance-bandwidth. The measured result of the impedance-bandwidth is about 4.46 GHz from 2.12 to 6.58 GHz; the 3-dB axial ratio (AR) bandwidths are about 150 MHz at the lower band (2.5 GHz) and 230 MHz at the upper band (3.4 GHz). Furthermore, embedding an I-shaped slit in the rectangular radiator and adding an I-shaped stub in the ground plane, the impedance-bandwidth can be further increased to 6.30 GHz (2.17-8.47 GHz), and the 3-dB AR-bandwidth at the upper band is greatly enhanced from 230 to 900 MHz.
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A microstrip-fed broadband circularly polarised (CP) monopole antenna was studied. A broad impedance bandwidth and wide axial ratio bandwidth (AR-BW) could be achieved simultaneously. This antenna used a conventional monopole architecture, except for its deforming ground plane and asymmetric-feed approach. The asymmetric-feed was used to provide an orthogonal component distinct from its original linear polarisation. In addition, by embedding a slit and a stub on the ground plane, this antenna could generate CP wave radiation and achieve a broad impedance bandwidth. According to the measurement results, the impedance bandwidth was 6.56 GHz for a 10 dB return loss, which covered a range of 2.32 8.88 GHz. The AR-BW was 1.2 GHz for a 3 dB AR, which covered a range of 3.2 4.4 GHz.