Published in Kang, G.C., Lee, H.Y., Kim, J.K., Park, M.J., Harackiewicz, F.J.; Kim, N.Y., & Lee, B. (2003). Ku-band high efficiency antenna with corporate-series-fed microstrip array. IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, 2003. vol. 4, 690 - 693. ©2003 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.


Excellent efficiency of a linearly polarized microstrip array in Ku-band is achieved by having proper impedance matching throughout the array and by properly using the corporate and series fed by microstrip transmission lines. The cavity-backed microstrip patch is used to obtain relatively wide bandwidth. The auto-tracking Ku-band antenna in the azimuth direction has developed with a very low profile for vehicle's rooftop mounting, as well as, a low manufacturing cost. The main beam of array is tilted 15° away from the broadside direction to provide optimum coverage for Korea satellite III.