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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 268151, 10 pages
Research Article

A 2.4 GHz Cross Rhombic Antenna for a Cube Satellite Application

Unidad Profesional Adolfo López Mateos, Escuela Superior de Ingeniería Mecánica y Eléctrica, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Edificio Z-4, 3er. Piso, Colonia Lindavista, 07738 Mexico, DF, Mexico

Received 26 August 2013; Revised 22 December 2013; Accepted 23 December 2013; Published 19 February 2014

Academic Editor: Xiao Ping Chen

Copyright © 2014 Jorge Sosa-Pedroza et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We present design and construction results of a 2.4 Ghz cross rhombic antenna to be used in a cubesat. Computational design agrees with experimental results after its construction. cross rhombic antenna is a novel planar structure of our own design, presenting circular polarization and medium gain; it is built over a RF60A substrate with , decreasing its size to fit the required dimensions of satellite. A special characteristic of this design is the enhancing of operational bandwidth using a technique we have been studying, related to softening the structures with sharp edges. Results show applicability and success of our technique.