Vol 6, No 2 (2015) > Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering >

Circular-polarized Proximity-fed Tip-truncated Triangular Switchable Array for Land Vehicle Mobile System

Basari Basari, Josaphat Tetuko Sri Sumantyo

 

Abstract: This paper proposes a compact circularly polarized (CP) tip-truncated triangular patch array that is developed for land
vehicle mobile system aiming at
mobile satellite communications. The
array is constructed by three patches, which its beam pattern can be switched
in three 120°-coverage beam in azimuth plane with minimum gain requirement at
fixed point of the elevation angle, in order for data communications with the
large geostationary satellite can be achieved. The targeted gain is set to be 5 dBic at 48° of the looking angle from the satellite in Kanto area. The patches are fed with proximity feed technique owing to its simplicity and easier installation on the vehicle. The array performance is numerically
analyzed with the method of moment (MoM) to clarify the array
characteristics. Measurement results are provided to validate the simulated results. The
results show that the
array meets the
specifications at targeted looking angle 48° with the gain is more
than 5-dBic for each
three-selectable beam in the azimuth plane.
Keywords: Circularly Polarized Triangular Patch Array, Land Vehicle Mobile System, Proximity Feeding, Switchable Beam

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