Design and Analysis of a Compact Meander Line Monopole Antenna with Modified Feeding System for CubeSat Satellite

Zaid Khudair, Jabir Aziz

Abstract

Many universities were involved in projects related to the design, assembly and operation of nanosatellite (CubeSat) to increase the experience level of researchers and students. The CubeSat is a concept emerged after year 2000 with small size and cubic shape. The antenna is an important component that is used to define the CubeSat size and to provide communication with the ground station. This paper introduces the design and implementation of a miniaturized printed Meander line monopole antenna with modified feeding system having a volume of (80mm×45mm×1.67mm) and operating at 439 MHz center frequency. The antenna is fabricated on FR-4 substrate with dielectric constant of (ɛr = 4.3) and thickness of 1.6 mm. The proposed antenna consists of symmetrical meandered lines and thin shorting stubs between these lines to have a maximum size reduction and to be appropriate for the CubeSat size. The comparison between the simulation and measurement results are provided. A reflection coefficient of -16.5 dB and bandwidth of 7 MHz were obtained at 439MHz. The antenna has an efficiency of 80% at this frequency.

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Khudair Z. and Aziz J. (2020). Design and Analysis of a Compact Meander Line Monopole Antenna with Modified Feeding System for CubeSat Satellite.In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Computing and Emerging Sciences - Volume 1: ICCES, ISBN 978-989-758-497-8, pages 11-19. DOI: 10.5220/0010365300110019


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icces20,
author={Zaid Khudair and Jabir Aziz},
title={Design and Analysis of a Compact Meander Line Monopole Antenna with Modified Feeding System for CubeSat Satellite},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Computing and Emerging Sciences - Volume 1: ICCES,},
year={2020},
pages={11-19},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010365300110019},
isbn={978-989-758-497-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Computing and Emerging Sciences - Volume 1: ICCES,
TI - Design and Analysis of a Compact Meander Line Monopole Antenna with Modified Feeding System for CubeSat Satellite
SN - 978-989-758-497-8
AU - Khudair Z.
AU - Aziz J.
PY - 2020
SP - 11
EP - 19
DO - 10.5220/0010365300110019