A compact circularly polarized (CP) co-designed filtering antenna is reported. The device is based on a patch radiator seamlessly integrated with a bandpass filter composed of coupled stripline open-loop resonators, which are designed together as a system. In the proposed design, the patch functions simultaneously as the radiator and the last stage resonator of the filter, resulting in a low-profile integrated radiating and filtering module with a small overall form factor of 0.53λ -0 × 0.53λ -0 × 0.07λ -0. It is shown that the filtering circuit not only ensures frequency selectivity but also provides impedance matching functionality, which serves to broaden both the impedance and axial ratio bandwidths. The designed filtering antenna was fabricated and measured, experimentally achieving an S-11 < - 13.5;dB, an axial ratio of less than 3 dB and a gain higher than 5.2 dBi over a bandwidth from 3.77 to 4.26 GHz, i.e., around 12.2%, which makes it an excellent candidate for integration into a variety of wireless systems. A linearly polarized version of the integrated filtering antenna was also demonstrated. In addition, further full-wave simulations and experiments were carried out to verify that the designed CP filtering antenna maintains its properties even when mounted on different positions of the human body with various body gestures. The stable impedance and radiation properties also make it a suitable candidate as a wearable antenna for off-body wireless communications.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering