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A Transparent Robust Quasi-Isotropic Circularly Polarized Antenna for Cub-Sat and Outdoor Wireless
  • Mansoor Dashti Ardakani,
  • Marzie Tabatabaefar
Mansoor Dashti Ardakani
Institut national de la recherche scientifique
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Marzie Tabatabaefar
Institut national de la recherche scientifique
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Peer review status:Published

22 Jan 2020Submitted to Engineering Reports
22 Jan 2020Submission Checks Completed
22 Jan 2020Assigned to Editor
10 Feb 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Major
14 Mar 20201st Revision Received
16 Mar 2020Assigned to Editor
16 Mar 2020Submission Checks Completed
17 Mar 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
01 May 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Major
30 May 20202nd Revision Received
01 Jun 2020Assigned to Editor
01 Jun 2020Submission Checks Completed
01 Jun 2020Editorial Decision: Accept
09 Jul 2020Published in Engineering Reports. 10.1002/eng2.12224


In this paper, a highly robust antenna for omnidirectional circular polarized communication in the harsh environment at 2.45 GHz ISM frequency band is proposed based on a transparent structure. Circular polarization has been realized utilizing a combination of two magnetic and electric dipoles. The antenna is covered with a quarter wavelength layer of plexiglass to achieve desired robustness and visible light transparency. Meanwhile, it can integrate with solar cells because of the high transparency of glass to simultaneously propagate signals and harvest energy. The gain and bandwidth of the antenna are 1.7 dBi and 300 MHz, respectively. The antenna's axial ratio is achieved less than 3 dB within the bandwidth showing circular polarization behavior. The proposed compact antenna is numerically and experimentally analyzed and compared together, having a suitable agreement. In another aspect, the structure can give promising openings to enhance the propagating properties, which could generate critical advantages for real-world multifunctional applications.