A low-loss dielectric using CaTiO3-modified Mg1.8Ti1.1O4 ceramics for applications in dielectric resonator antenna

Cheng-Liang Huang, Y. W. Tseng

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Abstract

The microwave dielectric properties of (1-x)Mg1.8Ti1.1O4-xCaTiO3 ceramics prepared by the mixed oxide route have been investigated. Spinel-structured Mg1.8Ti1.1O4, ilmenite-structured MgTiO3 and perovskite-structured CaTiO3 were coexisted and the three-phases system was confined by X-ray diffraction patterns, EDX analysis and it also leads to near-zero τf. The microstructures of the ceramics were characterized by SEM. The microwave dielectric properties of the ceramics can be effectively controlled by varying the x value. For practical applications, a fine combination of microwave dielectric properties (εr~ 19.61, Qxf~ 72,700 GHz at 9.03 GHz, τf~ -3.7 ppm/°C) was achieved for 0.91Mg1.8Ti1.1O4-0.09CaTiO3 ceramics sintered at 1330 °C for 4 h, which makes it is a very promising candidate material for applications in dielectric resonator antenna. A new triple-band dielectric resonator antenna fed by a coplanar waveguide is presented. The proposed antenna, composed of a high permittivity dielectric resonator and printed on FR4 substrate, is fed by a 50 Ω coplanar waveguide transmission line. In order to achieve wideband applications, the antenna with two parasitic inverted-L strip is demonstrated to generate two resonant frequencies covering 3.5 and 5.2 GHz. The measured results show that the antenna covers the frequency bands 2.30-2.72, 3.45-3.61, and 5.05-6.23 GHz with less than -10 dB of S11. The frequency response of the simulation results shows good agreement with the measured data. Good antenna gain, radiation efficiency and radiation patterns of the proposed antenna have also been observed across the operation band. Details of the proposed antenna design and experimental results are presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6927359
Pages (from-to)2293-2300
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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