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Ku-band suspended meshed patch antenna integrated with solar cells for remote area applications

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Nashad, FME; Foti, S; Smith, D; Elsdon, M; Yurduseven, O
Published in: Progress In Electromagnetics Research C
January 1, 2018

A new structure design of a dual-band suspended microstrip meshed patch antenna integrated with a polycrystalline silicon solar cell for Ku-band satellite applications is proposed and presented. This antenna element is a basic building block for a Ku-band meshed array antenna used for two-way satellite internet and TV applications at rural and remote locations. The antenna covers the operating frequency range from 11.7GHz to 12.22 GHz downlink band and from 14.0GHz to 14.5GHz uplink band allocated by the ITU to the Regions 1 and 2. While achieving 500MHz bandwidth across each band, fully covering the Ku-band uplink and downlink frequency bands, the antenna offers a single element gain of 6.05 dBi in the downlink band and 7.61 dBi in the uplink band. The antenna has been fabricated and measured, and good agreement is achieved between the experimental and simulated results. In addition, a good compromise between RF performance and optical transparency is obtained. The overall visible light transmission is found to be approximately 87%. A compact low-profile antenna element is also achieved.

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Published In

Progress In Electromagnetics Research C

DOI

EISSN

1530-9681

ISSN

1937-8718

Publication Date

January 1, 2018

Volume

83

Start / End Page

245 / 254

Related Subject Headings

  • 4009 Electronics, sensors and digital hardware
  • 4008 Electrical engineering
  • 4006 Communications engineering
  • 1005 Communications Technologies
  • 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
 

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Nashad, F. M. E., Foti, S., Smith, D., Elsdon, M., & Yurduseven, O. (2018). Ku-band suspended meshed patch antenna integrated with solar cells for remote area applications. Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, 83, 245–254. https://doi.org/10.2528/PIERC18020608
Nashad, F. M. E., S. Foti, D. Smith, M. Elsdon, and O. Yurduseven. “Ku-band suspended meshed patch antenna integrated with solar cells for remote area applications.” Progress In Electromagnetics Research C 83 (January 1, 2018): 245–54. https://doi.org/10.2528/PIERC18020608.
Nashad FME, Foti S, Smith D, Elsdon M, Yurduseven O. Ku-band suspended meshed patch antenna integrated with solar cells for remote area applications. Progress In Electromagnetics Research C. 2018 Jan 1;83:245–54.
Nashad, F. M. E., et al. “Ku-band suspended meshed patch antenna integrated with solar cells for remote area applications.” Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, vol. 83, Jan. 2018, pp. 245–54. Scopus, doi:10.2528/PIERC18020608.
Nashad FME, Foti S, Smith D, Elsdon M, Yurduseven O. Ku-band suspended meshed patch antenna integrated with solar cells for remote area applications. Progress In Electromagnetics Research C. 2018 Jan 1;83:245–254.
Journal cover image

Published In

Progress In Electromagnetics Research C

DOI

EISSN

1530-9681

ISSN

1937-8718

Publication Date

January 1, 2018

Volume

83

Start / End Page

245 / 254

Related Subject Headings

  • 4009 Electronics, sensors and digital hardware
  • 4008 Electrical engineering
  • 4006 Communications engineering
  • 1005 Communications Technologies
  • 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering