Design Analysis of Microstrip Rectangular Patch Array Antenna 16×1 on X-band Radar

  Soni Aulia Rahayu (1*), Joko Suryana (2), Laras Tursilowati (3), Halimurrahman - (4), Ginaldi Ari Nugroho (5)

(1) Center for Atmospheric Science and Technology LAPAN - Indonesia - [ https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6116-1444 ] orcid
(2) Department of Electrical Engineering Telecommunication, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) - Indonesia
(3) Center for Atmospheric Science and Technology LAPAN - Indonesia
(4) Center for Atmospheric Science and Technology LAPAN - Indonesia
(5) Center for Atmospheric Science and Technology LAPAN - Indonesia
(*) Corresponding Author

Received: August 20, 2018; Revised: January 08, 2019
Accepted: January 08, 2019; Published: August 31, 2019

How to cite (IEEE): S. A. Rahayu, J. Suryana, L. Tursilowati, H. -,  and G. A. Nugroho, "Design Analysis of Microstrip Rectangular Patch Array Antenna 16×1 on X-band Radar," Jurnal Elektronika dan Telekomunikasi, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 7-12, Aug. 2019. doi: 10.14203/jet.v19.7-12


Radar has been widely used for various purposes such as monitoring atmospheric precipitation. For that purpose, it gives more accurate results than satellites do. Previous research has developed navigation radar that alters its functions into an atmospheric precipitation monitoring radar. To improve the development of the radar, an antenna system will be developed in this research. The purpose of developing this antenna is to obtain better data reception results. This antenna is a microstrip rectangular array antenna that works on X-band with a frequency of 9.41 GHz. Microstrip antenna is chosen since it has several advantages such as small dimensions and relatively low costs. The designed antenna gain ≥ 12 dB, bandwidth of 60 MHz, and horizontal polarization. Antenna fabrication produces a microstrip rectangular 16 x 1 array antenna using the mitered bend method at a frequency of 9.4 GHz with a reflection coefficient of -22.8 dB, VSWR of 1.2, gain of 13.21 dB, unidirectional radiation patterns and horizontal polarization.



weather radar; precipitation monitoring; microstrip rectangular array; X-band; mitered bend

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