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Microstrip and Printed Antenna Design
by Randy Bancroft

Microstrip and Printed Antenna Design is written for practicing engineers new to the field, but it also contains up-to-date research that is useful for the more experienced designer.

The volume includes a succinct treatment of wireless designs with enough detail that CAD formulas may be implemented with relative ease. In addition, an extensive discussion on creating microstrip antennas which radiate circular polarization is included. Both rectangular and elliptical patches with broadside circular polarization and circular patches with monopole type circularly polarized radiation patterns are discussed.

Additional subjects include maximizing the radiation efficiency of a patch antenna, creating broad-band and dual-band microstrip antennas, corporate and series fed arrays which produce broadside and omnidirectional patterns, and electrically small printed antennas.


Microstrip Antennas

  • The Origin of Microstrip Radiators
  • Microstrip Antenna Analysis Methods
  • Microstrip Antenna Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Microstrip Antenna Applications

Rectangular Microstrip Antennas

  • The Transmission Line Model
  • The Cavity Model
  • Radiation Pattern and Directivity of a Linear Rectangular Microstrip Patch Antenna
  • Quarter Wave Rectangular Microstrip Antenna
  • pi/4 by pi/4 Rectangular Microstrip Antenna
  • Circular Polarized Rectangular Microstrip Antenna Design
  • Impedance and Axial Ratio Bandwidth
  • Efficiency
  • Design of a Linearly Polarized Microstrip Antenna With Dielectric Cover
  • Design Guidelines for a Linearly Polarized Rectangular Microstrip Antenna
  • Design Guidelines for a Circularly Polarized Rectangular Microstrip Antenna
  • Electromagnetically Coupled Rectangular Microstrip Antenna
  • Ultra-Wide Rectangular Microstrip Antenna

Circular Microstrip Antennas

  • Circular Microstrip Antenna Properties
  • Directivity
  • Input Resistance and Impedance Bandwidth
  • Circular Microstrip Antenna Radiation Modes
  • Microstrip Antenna Cross Polarization
  • Annular Microstrip Antenna

Broadband Microstrip Antennas

  • Broadband Microstrip Antennas
  • Microstrip Antenna Broadbanding
  • Patch Shape for Optimized Bandwidth

Dual Band Microstrip Antennas

  • Dual Band Microstrip Antennas
  • Single Resonator Rectangular Microstrip Dual Band Antenna
  • Multiple Resonator Dual Band Antennas
  • Dual Band Microstrip Antenna Design Using a Diplexer
  • Multiband Microstrip Design Using Patch Shaping and a Genetic Algorithm

Microstrip Arrays

  • Microstrip Arrays
  • Planar Array Theory
  • Rectangular Microstrip Antenna Array Modeled Using Slots
  • Aperture Excitation Distribution
  • Array Feeding Methods
  • Phase and Amplitude Error
  • Mutual Coupling

Printed Antennas

  • Printed Antennas
  • Omnidirectional Microstrip Antenna
  • Stripline Fed Tapered Slot Antenna
  • Meanderline Antenna (ESA)
  • Half Pitch With Reduced Short Circuit Plane (PIFA)
  • Rectangular Microstrip Fed Slot Antenna
  • Microstrip Fed Printed Dipole


  • Microstrip Antenna Substrates
  • Numerical Methods
  • Microstrip Transmission Line Design and Discontinuities
  • Antenna Topics


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Microstrip and Printed Antenna Design
by Randy Bancroft
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