Printed Conformal Crossed Dipole Antenna

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This paper presents a conformal crossed dipole antenna at L/S - band. The two pairs of radiating arms are designed to be printed on the inner and outer surface of a thin spherical dielectric shell, which offers mechanical stability and performance improvement. Full-wave EM simulation is carried out to examine the performance of the proposed antenna compared with the reference design. It is shown how to mitigate the effect that the conformal dielectric loading of the shell has on the antenna operating frequency. The radiation performance is presented to prove that the conformal configuration of the crossed dipoles can have a broader axial ratio beamwidth and wider field of view at the resonant frequency with respect to its planar equivalent. The proposed antenna is suitable for applications such as global positioning satellite reception.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 International Workshop on Antenna Technology, iWAT 2022: Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781665494496
Publication statusPublished - 04 Jul 2022
Event2022 International Workshop on Antenna Technology, iWAT 2022 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 16 May 202218 May 2022

Publication series

Name2022 International Workshop on Antenna Technology, iWAT 2022


Conference2022 International Workshop on Antenna Technology, iWAT 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
ACKNOWLEDGMENT This work was supported in part by the Sichuan Science and Technology Program: Provincial Overseas Cooperation under Grant 2022YFH0097.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 IEEE.


  • 3D printing
  • circular polarization
  • conformal
  • dipole
  • direct-write

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Instrumentation


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