In this thesis, a multiband stacked patch antenna for satellite communications is proposed. Since handheld devices used for satellite communications are mainly monopole antennas, this thesis explores the possibilities of developing a microstrip patch antenna that can be integrated in the satellite communications’ handheld devices. Therefore, a designed antenna for satellite communications that operates around the two bands 1.487 GHz and 1.578 GHz is proposed. The antenna composes of two stacked patches with total dimensions of 45 x 45 mm and 40 x 40 mm for the lower and upper patches, respectively, separated by FR_4 as a dielectric material. The proposed antenna is designed using the method of moments simulator of ADS and the simulations results show good performance in satellite communications bands with gain of 3.42 dBi and circular polarization from 1.453 GHz to 1.478 GHz. Additionally, the antenna shows multiple matching frequencies that can be used for other purposes along with the satellite communications. Moreover, this antenna is simple, easy to fabricate and manufacture, and implement on different devices comparing to other monopole antennas that serve the same purpose.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Microstrip antennas--Design; Artificial satellites in telecommunication--Equipment and supplies

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Electrical Engineering (MS)

Department, Program, or Center

Electrical Engineering (KGCOE)


Bouthaina Talili

Advisor/Committee Member

Adbulla Alzarouni

Advisor/Committee Member

Jinane Mounsef


RIT Dubai

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