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IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, 58, (10), pp 3150-3156, 2010.


A wideband circularly-polarized printed antenna is proposed, which employs an asymmetrical dipole and a slit in the ground plane which are fed by an L-shaped microstrip feedline using a via. The proposed antenna geometry is arranged so that the orthogonal surface currents, which are generated in the dipole, feedline and ground plane, have the appropriate phase to provide circular polarization. A parametric study of the key parameters is made and the mechanism for circular polarization is described. The measured results show that the impedance bandwidth is approximately 1.34 GHz (2.45 GHz to 3.79 GHz) and the 3 dB axial ratio bandwidth is approximately 770 MHz (2.88 GHz to 3.65 GHz) which represent fractional bandwidths of approximately 41% and 23%, respectively, with respect to a centre frequency of 3.3 GHz.