Design of a compact wearable single-arm spiral antenna for satellite communications

Masood Ur-Rehman, Qammer H. Abbasi, Muhammad Kamran, Xiaodong Yang

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Abstract

Spiral antennas are a popular choice for satellite communication systems due to their small size, broadband, circular polarisation and high gain. This paper presents a novel design of an Archimedean single-arm spiral antenna fed through a coaxial feed for operation in X and Ku frequency bands covering 8 GHz to 18 GHz frequencies. The antenna has very good impedance matching (better than -10 dB) throughout the frequency range, good right hand circular polarisation (≤3 dB) and offers a maximum peak gain of 9.1 dBi. The radiation characteristics, efficiency, gain and compact size make this antenna suitable for rigid, mobile and airborne terminals. The compact size also makes the proposed antenna good candidate for wearable/poartable wireless communication devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRFM 2013 - 2013 IEEE International RF and Microwave Conference, Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages318-321
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 5th IEEE International RF and Microwave Conference, RFM 2013 - Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 9 Dec 201311 Dec 2013

Other

Other2013 5th IEEE International RF and Microwave Conference, RFM 2013
CountryMalaysia
CityPenang
Period9/12/1311/12/13

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Keywords

  • High gain antenna
  • Ku band
  • Portable applications
  • Satellite Communications
  • Spiral antenna
  • X band

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Ur-Rehman, M., Abbasi, Q. H., Kamran, M., & Yang, X. (2013). Design of a compact wearable single-arm spiral antenna for satellite communications. In RFM 2013 - 2013 IEEE International RF and Microwave Conference, Proceedings (pp. 318-321). [6757275] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/RFM.2013.6757275