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International Journal of Microwave Science and Technology
Volume 2014, Article ID 703181, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/703181
Research Article

Selection of Microstrip Patch Antenna Substrate for WLAN Application Using Multiple Attribute Decision Making Approach

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Rajasthan 333031, India

Received 30 June 2014; Accepted 7 October 2014; Published 22 October 2014

Academic Editor: Giancarlo Bartolucci

Copyright © 2014 Navneet Gupta and Rituraj Raman. 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.

Abstract

This paper presents a material selection approach for selecting microstrip patch antenna substrate for WLAN applications using multiple attribute decision making (MADM) approach. In this paper, different microwave dielectric materials for substrate and their properties like relative permittivity, quality factor, and temperature coefficient of the resonant frequency are taken into consideration and MADM approach is applied to select the best material for microstrip patch antenna. It is observed that Pb0.6Ca0.4ZrO3 is the best material for the antenna substrate in MPA for WLAN applications. It was observed that the proposed result is in accordance with the experimental finding thus justifying the validity of the proposed study.