Characteristic mode analysis of planar dipole antennas

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Planar monopole antennas are popular due to their attractive properties, but their operating mechanisms are still not well understood. Based on image theory, planar monopoles can be analyzed using their dipole counterparts. Here, the bandwidth and radiation pattern of planar dipoles is studied in detail using characteristic mode analysis for different design parameters. The results show that insignificant modes can help to improve the bandwidth without contributing to the radiation property. Moreover, a tradeoff is observed between pattern stability and impedance bandwidth as the dipole width varies. Furthermore, it is found that an offset in the feed point leads to a degradation in both the modal and impedance bandwidths.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)
PublisherIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)978-88-907018-8-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-8127-5
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation 2019 - ICE Krakow Congress Centre, Krakow, Poland
Duration: 2019 Mar 312019 Apr 5


Conference13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation 2019
Abbreviated titleEUCAP
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  • Communication Systems


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