This paper presents a convenient and efficient approach, based on the reciprocity theorem, for calculating the radiation patterns of arbitrarily shaped microstrip antennas with dielectric substrate and superstrate layers mounted on circularly cylindrical platforms. A detailed theoretical development followed by examples with numerical and graphical results illustrate the versatility of the technique. The reciprocity approach presented is very flexible and may be used in conjunction with any of the commonly employed computational electromagnetics modeling approaches such as the method of moments, finite-element methods, and finite-difference time-domain techniques.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering