Analysis of coupling between cavity-backed slot antennas: FDTD, FEM & measurements

Stavros V. Georgakopoulos, Anastasis C. Polycarpou, Constantine A. Balanis, Craig Birtcher

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Abstract

Cavity-backed slot antennas have been widely used in different types of applications within the microwave band, including radar, satellite communications, mobile telephony, broadcast TV, and aircraft/spacecraft communications. They are relatively easy to manufacture, light-weight and often small in size. Their low profile is an important characteristic, especially for aircraft, missile and spacecraft, applications, because they can be flush-mounted on the surface of airborne vehicles without affecting the vehicle's aerodynamic profile. In this paper, the coupling of cavity-backed slot antennas is analyzed by using the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method and the finite element method (FEM). Also, parametric studies are performed to examine the dependence of the coupling on the frequency of operation and the separation between the apertures. The numerical results are validated by comparison with measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium
Subtitle of host publicationWireless Technologies and Information Networks, APS 1999 - Held in conjunction with USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages582-585
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)078035639X, 9780780356399
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event1999 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 1999 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 11 Jul 199916 Jul 1999

Publication series

NameIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium: Wireless Technologies and Information Networks, APS 1999 - Held in conjunction with USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting
Volume1

Conference

Conference1999 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 1999
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period11/07/9916/07/99

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