A Back-to-Back Beam Switching Microstrip Patch Antenna

TitleA Back-to-Back Beam Switching Microstrip Patch Antenna
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsK. Yang, X. L. Bao, and M. J. Ammann
Conference NameLAPC - Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference
Conference Start Date02/11/2015
PublisherLoughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference
Conference LocationLoughborough, UK

A back-to-back linearly polarized patch antenna with a single microstrip line feed is proposed for WLAN applications. The antenna consists of two identical rectangular patch elements on the front and rear sides of a common ground plane. One patch antenna can be switched on at a time using a single-pole double-throw PIN diode switching circuit, offering a switched pattern angle of 180° in the Z-axis.