Well done to Kansheng Yang, whose paper, “A Back-to-Back Beam Switching Microstrip Patch Antenna”, won Best Student Paper Award at the Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference.
Kansheng is a PhD student at the Antenna & High Frequency Research Centre (AHFR) in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Dublin Institute of Technology, and works with Professor Max Ammann, a Principal Investigator at Connect.
A back-to-back linearly polarized patch antenna with a single microstrip line feed is proposed for WLAN applications. The antenna consists of two identical rectangular patch elements on the front and rear sides of a common ground plane. One patch antenna can be switched on at a time using a single-pole double-throw PIN diode switching circuit, offering a switched pattern angle of 180° in the Z-axis.
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