Publication Details

F. Em. Tubbal, R. Raad & K. Chin, "A wideband F-shaped patch antenna for S-band CubeSats communications," in 10th International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ICSPCS), 2016, pp. 1-4.


A wideband S-band F-shaped patch antenna is proposed for CubeSats communications. To broaden bandwidth, it uses two arms with different lengths to generate a second resonant frequency. The effect of the arm length and width on the return loss, resonant frequency and impedance bandwidth on a 3U CubeSat is studied. The simulation results show that the antenna achieves a wideband of 1121 MHz (1.606-2.727 GHz) with a return loss below −10 dB over the entire frequency band from 1.606 to 2.727 GHz. The antenna has a high gain of 8.51 dB and a small return loss of −32.85 dB at 2.45 GHz.



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