Table of Contents
Journal of Ceramics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 906748, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/906748
Research Article

Experimental Study on LTCC Glass-Ceramic Based Dual Segment Cylindrical Dielectric Resonator Antenna

1Department of Electronics Engineering, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad 826004, India
2Department of Electronics Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, India
3Department of Ceramic Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, India
4School of Physics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 500 046, India

Received 21 November 2012; Accepted 10 February 2013

Academic Editor: Baolin Wang

Copyright © 2013 Ravi Kumar Gangwar 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.

Abstract

The measured characteristics in C/X bands, including material properties of a dual segment cylindrical dielectric resonator antenna (CDRA) fabricated from glass-ceramic material based on B2O3–La2O3–MgO glass and La(Mg0.5Ti0.5)O3 ceramic, are reported. The sintering characteristic of the ceramic in presence of glass is determined from contact angle measurement and DTA. The return loss and input impedance versus frequency characteristics and radiation patterns of CDRA at its resonant frequency of 6.31 GHz are studied. The measured results for resonant frequency and return loss bandwidth of the CDRA are also compared with corresponding theoretical ones.