Direct Integration of Microstrip Antennas

  • R. B. Waterhouse


As the popularity of wireless communications continues to grow and the demand for more sophisticated applications and therefore required bandwidth increases, it is imperative that technical solutions are found to ensure these needs can be met. There have been a variety of methods that have helped overcome some of the issues related to the transmission of higher bit rates/bandwidth such as using higher order modulation techniques and smart base stations, however, most of the proposals are relatively short-term in nature. Fundamental to any advancement in wireless services is to increase the frequency of operation of the communication link thereby allowing more useable bandwidth and information to be transferred. For this reason there have been many investigations into wireless systems at higher transmission frequencies, well into the millimeter-wave ranges (26 – 110 GHz). Such systems should overcome the inherent limitations and issues associated with the lower microwave frequency spectrum.


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  • R. B. Waterhouse
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  1. 1.RMIT UniversityAustralia

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