CO-DESIGN OF A GPS ANTENNA LOW-NOISE AMPLIFIER FRONT-END CIRCUIT

Authors

  • Eduardo S. Sakomura
  • Diego F. M. Boada
  • Daniel C. Nascimento

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/2179-10742019v18i41761

Keywords:

Active integrated antenna, co-design, direct matching, front-end circuit, low noise amplifier, microstrip antenna

Abstract

This paper presents a clear and fast design procedure for directly matched low noise active integrated microstrip antenna front end circuits. Initially, a theoretical analysis is given for the overall gain equivalence between traditional and directly matched antennas. Then, a detailed procedure is presented for the design and construction of a fully integrated GPS antenna. To validate the proposed procedure, a prototype was built and characterized by measuring the reflection coefficient, radiation pattern, noise figure and the active antenna overall gain. Additionally, a field test comparison was made between the manufactured prototype and a commercially available active antenna using the u-blox NEO-6M GPS receiver module. The prototype experimental and field test results showed excellent performance, thus validating the proposed co-design approach.

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2020-04-10

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Eduardo S. Sakomura, Diego F. M. Boada, & Daniel C. Nascimento. (2020). CO-DESIGN OF A GPS ANTENNA LOW-NOISE AMPLIFIER FRONT-END CIRCUIT. Journal of Microwaves, Optoelectronics and Electromagnetic Applications (JMOe), 18(4), 545-554. https://doi.org/10.1590/2179-10742019v18i41761

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