Differential Feeding Technique for Active Integrated Antennas

Kin Chan, Ee Lee, Peter Gardner

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A simple new structure for non-contact coupling of differential signals to an antenna is presented. In the new method, a differential signal generates voltage maxima on either side of a microstrip gap under a patch antenna. This technique effectively merges the front end balun or power combiner/divider into the antenna feed. This feeding method has been successfully applied to the design of simple passive microstrip antennas and active integrated antennas, AIAs. Simulated and measured results are included to validate the proposed feeding concept, and the relative merits of this and other reported differential feeding techniques are briefly assessed
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 9th European Conference on Wireless Technology, 2006.
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)2-9600551-5-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
EventEuropean Conference on Wireless Technology, 9th - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Sept 200612 Sept 2006


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Wireless Technology, 9th
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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