High-Gain and Wideband Microstrip Antenna Using Glass/Epoxy Composite and Nomex Honeycomb

유리섬유/에폭시 복합재료와 허니컴을 이용한 고성능의 마이크로스트립 안테나 설계

  • 유치상 (포항공과대학교 기계공학과) ;
  • 황운봉 (포항공과대학교 기계공학과)
  • Published : 2004.04.01


In this paper we developed Composite-Smart-Structures(CSS) using sandwich structure composed of Glass/Epoxy laminates and Nomex honeycomb and microstrip antenna. Transmission/reflection theory shows that antenna performances can be improved due to multiple reflection by Glass/Epoxy facesheet, and honeycomb is used for air gap between antenna and facesheet. Stacked radiating patches are used for the wideband. Facesheet and honeycomb thicknesses are selected considering both wideband and high gain. Measured electrical performances show that CSS has wide bandwidth over $10\%$ and higher gain by 3.5dBi than initially designed antenna, and no doubt it has excellent mechanical performances by sandwich effect given by composite laminates and honeycomb core. The CSS concept can be extended to give a useful guide for manufacturers of structural body panels as well as antenna designers, promising innovative future communication technology.