In this letter, a novel design of a switchable microstrip antenna is proposed for circular polarization diversity. The proposed antenna has a simple construction of inner and outer corner-truncated radiating circular patches for switchable circular polarization. By controlling the state of two PIN diodes, left- and right-hand circular polarizations are easily alternated. The results of experiments show excellent switching radiation performances at the resonant frequency and good agreements with the simulated ones.
- Circular polarization
- Microstrip antenna
- Polarization diversity
- Switchable antenna
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- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Computer Networks and Communications