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Development of Microstrip Antenna for Satellite Application at Ku/Ka Band

Farooq Al-Janabi 1, Mandeep Jit Singh 1, and Amar Partap Singh Pharwaha 2
1. Department of Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
2. Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal 148106, Distt. Sangrur, Punjab, India

Abstract—Antennas are the most important unit in almost all wireless communications, which played the key of transmitting the radiating electromagnetic waves after converting it from electrical signal. In this paper, designed an antenna that is capable to operate at frequencies between 12 GHz – 18 GHz for Ku band, and 26.5 GHz – 40 GHz for Ka band. This antenna was designed to overcome the narrow bandwidth, low gain, and large size of most satellite application antennas. By using a square shaped patch on a 4.3 dielectric constant substrate, modified and optimized the dimensions of the patch element, this antenna operated on dual-band frequencies between 12 GHz – 18 GHz and 26.5 GHz – 40 GHz, which satisfies the required bandwidth for satellite application. The antenna design was simulated using CST Microwave Studio software to analyze and evaluate the performance of the antenna design visibility.

Index Terms—Communication, satellite, antenna, Ku band, Ka band, 12 GHz – 18 GHz 26.5 GHz – 40 GHz, CST studio suite, design, simulation

Cite: Farooq Al-Janabi, Mandeep Jit Singh, and Amar Partap Singh Pharwaha, "Development of Microstrip Antenna for Satellite Application at Ku/Ka Band," Journal of Communications vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 118-125, April 2021. Doi: 10.12720/jcm.16.4.118-125

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