In this communication, microstrip antenna on fiber reinforced anisotropic substrates has been considered in aerospace applications; however, the antenna's optical axis may not necessarily be colinear with any of the substrate's principal axes and that leads to a nondiagonal permittivity matrix (tensor). This work extends the studies of microstrip antenna on isotropic substrate and on uniaxial substrate to analyze antenna performance on fiber reinforced anisotropic substrates, where the permittivity matrix has five dielectric constants because of the substrate's fiber direction. The solution is based on modal analysis so that the wave immittance can be derived in a closed form. Analyses and experimental verification show that the antenna performance is strongly influenced not only by the permittivity along the principal axes but also by the fiber direction of the substrate.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering