Published in Byun, J., Lee, B., & Harackiewicz, F.J. (1999). FDTD analysis of mutual coupling between microstrip patch antennas on curved surfaces. IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, 1999, vol. 2, 886 - 889. doi: 10.1109/APS.1999.789454 ©1999 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE. This material is presented to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors or by other copyright holders. All persons copying this information are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author's copyright. In most cases, these works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.


The effect of curvature on mutual coupling between microstrip antennas on curved surfaces is studied by using the conformal FDTD method. The method has shown excellent versatility. The method is also applied to antennas mounted on flat and orthogonal substrates for comparison. The results show the strong effect of the different shaped substrates on the mutual coupling.