Design and Investigation of Compact Microstrip Patch Array Antennas for Narrowband Applications

  • Swapnil S. ThoratEmail author
  • Sangeeta R. Chougule
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1089)


This paper investigates possibility of designing microstrip patch array antenna without feed network. A simple rectangular patch antenna, fed with coaxial feeding, on readily available FR4 substrate with larger ground of size 60 mm × 60 mm is designed to operate in C band. Improvement in gain is achieved by designing multiple-level array of 2 × 2, separated by air gap on second layer of FR4 on top of first antenna, and its results are optimized by doing parametric analysis. Gain of the proposed antenna system is observed to be improved in three-layer antenna up to 9.63 dB than simple rectangular patch antenna. VSWR bandwidth of proposed antenna is 500 MHz.


Multilayer Array Parasitic feeding Space feed Electromagnetic coupling Microstrip patch antenna 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University) College of EngineeringPuneIndia
  2. 2.Kolhapur Institute of TechnologyKolhapurIndia

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