Improvement of microstrip patch antenna and bandwidth at 60ghz and x bands for wireless applications

Muhammad Rabbani, Hooshang Ghafouri-Shiraz

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A method has been proposed to simultaneously enhance the gain (14dB), bandwidth (BW) (12.84% of the operating central frequency) and efficiency (94%) of a microstrip patch antenna. The antennas have been designed based on the patch size improvement technique to improve the fabrication tolerance. The designed prototypes have been fabricated by conventional low cost Printed Circuit Board (PCB) etching method and tested at X-band (8-12GHz) and 60GHz band (57-66GHz) frequencies. Antennas’ overall performance is maintained across their operating frequency range. The tested antennas for 60GHz band convince the requirements for multi-gigabits/s data rate Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) and Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) applications recommended by IEEE 802.11ad and IEEE 802.15.3c standards. In all cases the simulation and the measured results are in good agreement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1167-1173
Number of pages7
JournalIET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation
Issue number11
Early online date15 Apr 2016
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2016


  • High gain microstrip antenna
  • mm-wave antenna
  • 10GHz antenna
  • wide band patch antenna
  • 60GHz WLAN
  • WPAN antenna


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