Microstrip Patch Antenna with Progressive Slot Loading
Patent application, filed 8 Oct 2002
NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER NEWPORT DIV RI
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A microstrip patch antenna with progressive slot loading is provided. A rectangular patch of electrically conductive material has a plurality of slots formed therein with each slot having its center aligned with the centerline of the patchs long dimension. Each slot further has its longitudinal axis perpendicular to the centerline. The slots are arranged in an order starting at a position n1 that is furthest from the patchs feedpoint so that, for an n-th slot, the inequalities LnLni and WnWn1 are always satisfied. In general the length decreases linearly with each successive slot while the width increases exponentially with each successive slot.
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