In this paper, conformal rhombic microstrip
patch antenna for X-band application (8GHz to 12GHz)
is depicted using software analysis. The key benefits and
shortcomings of a conformal microstrip patch antenna
are being familiarized through this paper. Here we are
designing non-planar antenna with cylindrical surface
having radius of curvatures R1=15mm, R2=30mm and
R3=45mm and comparison of planar and non-planar
antenna design will be undertaken. Microstrip feedline
technique is utilised for ease of impedance matching. The
antenna designing and analysis is carried out on High
Frequency Structure Simulator (HFSS). The
consequences of bending due to conformability of patch
over various cylindrical surfaces are calculated.
Radiation pattern (E-field and H field), reflection
coefficient (S11), peak gain (dB) and antenna efficiency
are examined as a function of radius.
Microstrip patch antenna, Conformality, Resonant Frequency (Fr), radius of curvature, reflection coefficient, peak gain, antenna efficiency.