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A Compact Wideband Circularly-Polarized Conformal Load-Bearing Microstrip Antenna Array
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  • Ming-Tao Tan,
  • Xiang Li,
  • Chun-E Wang,
  • Fen Zhang,
  • Jian-Qi Li,
  • Wen-Xue Tan
Ming-Tao Tan
Hunan University of Arts and Science

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Xiang Li
Hunan University of Arts and Science
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Chun-E Wang
Hunan University of Arts and Science
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Fen Zhang
Hunan University of Arts and Science
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Jian-Qi Li
Hunan University of Arts and Science
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Wen-Xue Tan
Hunan University of Arts and Science
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Abstract

This paper presents a compact wideband circularly-polarized conformal load-bearing microstrip antenna array. The conformal load-bearing antenna structure is an organic honeycomb sandwich structure. When the antenna is embedded in honeycomb sandwich structure, conformal load-bearing antenna is formed. The conformal load-bearing microstrip antenna array has eight layers. Its dimension is 130mm×90mm×11.8mm. Electromagnetic performance of the antenna array is simulated in CST Microwave Studio.The antenna array has simulated -10dB impedance bandwidth of 2.24GHz(19.25-21.49GHz). The 3-dB axial ratio bandwidth of the antenna array is 2.24GHz(19.06-21.3GHz). The gains and patterns of the antenna array are stable in the operating band. The antenna array also has an excellent mechanical performance.