A Fan-Shaped Compact Water Antenna With Wide Bandwidth and Optical Transparence

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A novel wideband and compact water antenna with optically transparent characteristic is presented in this communication. This antenna mainly consists of a fan-shaped cylindrical radiator, a top disk, a cylindrical base, and a water reflector. Based on two resonant modes, this antenna can achieve wideband characteristic. Meanwhile, when combined with fan-shaped radiator and top disk loading, the overall dimensions can be greatly reduced without compromising impedance matching. The ground made of distilled water is used for full transparency. The proposed antenna covers frequency range from 1.16 to 2.79 GHz for S11 <-10 dB. As far as we know, the proposed antenna shows the widest relative bandwidth (82.5%) in the field of transparent antennas, without sacrificing size and radiation performance.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Li, J; Fang, J; Xiao, P; Dong, J; Du, S; Li, G; Joines, WT

Published Date

  • April 1, 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 70 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 3017 - 3021

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-2221

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0018-926X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/TAP.2021.3137427

Citation Source

  • Scopus