In this paper, a new miniaturized GPS antenna is presented. The antenna design is based on a dipole topology and is intended to operate at the L1 frequency of 1.575GHz. A conventional λ/2 dipole would be too large at this frequency so miniaturization techniques have been applied. The result is a planar antenna whose dimensions are 32mm × 24 mm, making it one of the smallest GPS antennas ever reported. It exhibits a good impedance match and positive gain at the desired frequency. Furthermore, the antenna incorporates the option of end-loading for bandwidth enhancement. The chosen material system is Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramic (LTCC). This, along with its small size, makes it suitable for integration with System-on-Package (SoP) designs.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/ANTEM.2010.5552526
Conference 2010 14th International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics and the American Electromagnetics Conference, ANTEM/AMEREM 2010
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Brzezina, G. (Greg), & Roy, L. (2010). A miniaturized GPS antenna in LTCC with linear polarization suitable for SoP integration. In 2010 14th International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics and the American Electromagnetics Conference, ANTEM/AMEREM 2010. doi:10.1109/ANTEM.2010.5552526