A broadband rectangular microstrip antenna utilizing an electromagnetically coupled L-strip feed is presented. Experimental study shows a 2:1 VSWR bandwidth of ≈ 10% and excellent cross-polarization performance with a radiation coverage almost as same as that of the rectangular microstrip antenna fed by conventional methods. The variation of bandwidth for different feed parameters is also studied. The proposed antenna is suitable for broadband communications. © 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Microwave Opt Technol Lett 34: 115–117, 2002; Published online in Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com). DOI 10.1002/mop.10390
S. Mridula, Menon, S. K., Lethakumary, B., Paul, B., Aanandan, C. K., and Mohanan, P., “Planar L-strip fed broadband microstrip antenna”, Microwave and optical technology letters, vol. 34, pp. 115–117, 2002.