Dual-Layer Corrugated Plate Antenna
2086 - 2089
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
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This letter presents a subwavelength slot-fed high-gain dual-layer corrugated plate antenna for X-band applications. The antenna is realized by placing a second corrugated layer that has three radiating slots on top of the traditional corrugated plate antenna. The addition of the second layer improves the gain and bandwidth of the proposed antenna. Compared to a traditional single-layer corrugated plate antenna, the proposed dual-layer antenna has higher gain, lower sidelobe level, narrower half-power beamwidth, and better impedance bandwidth. A prototype of the proposed antenna is built and tested, and the measured results show that the antenna has a peak gain of 16.3 dBi at 11.3 GHz. The gain of the proposed antenna has been improved by more than 4 dBi due to coupling more energy to the second layer's three slots. Finally, the operating principles of the proposed antenna are also discussed and analyzed thoroughly.