Dual-linearly polarized, electrically small, low-profile, broadside radiating, huygens dipole antenna

Ming Chun Tang, Zhentian Wu, Ting Shi, Hao Zeng, Wei Lin, Richard W. Ziolkowski

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A dual-linearly polarized, electrically small, low-profile, broadside radiating Huygens dipole antenna is presented, that is, an advanced combination of electric and magnetic near-field resonant parasitic elements. Its prototype was fabricated and tested. The measured results are in good agreement with their simulated values. At 1.515 GHz, the prototype is electrically small ( ka = 0.904 ) and low profile ( 0.0483\lambda -{0} ). It exhibits high port isolation and a large front-to-back ratio (FTBR). The isolation between its two ports is demonstrated to be over 25.8 dB within its -10 dB fractional impedance bandwidth, 0.46%. When port 1 (port 2) is excited, the peak realized gain is 2.03 dBi (2.15 dBi) strictly along the broadside direction with a 12.4 dB (12.1 dB) FTBR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8365843
Pages (from-to)3877-3885
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2018


  • Broadside radiation
  • Huygens dipole antennas
  • directivity
  • dual polarization
  • electrically small antennas (ESAs)
  • near-field resonant parasitic (NFRP) elements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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