Microstrip Antenna Questions and Answers – Applications

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This set of Antennas Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Applications”.

1. In mobiles, which of the following antenna is widely used?
a) Microstrip antenna
b) Horn antenna
c) Yagi-Uda antenna
d) Lens antenna
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Answer: a
Explanation: Microstrip antenna is a printed antenna. It is fabricated using photolithography technique. It is small in size and is used in mobile communication widely. Horn, Yagi-Uda and Lens antennas are large in size.
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2. One of the advantages of the Microstrip antenna compared to conventional microwave antenna is _________
a) Small size
b) Low gain
c) No surface wave excitation
d) High gain
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Answer: a
Explanation: Compared to conventional microwave antennas like wire, lens, reflector antennas, the Microstrip antenna is small in size. It has low gain and has surface wave excitation which is a disadvantage.

3. In Microstrip antennas, the feed line and matching networks cannot be fabricated separated separately
a) False
b) True
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Answer: a
Explanation: Microstrip antenna is a printed antenna. It consists of a radiation patch on one side of dielectric and a ground plane on other side. The patch is connected to the feed line. In this at fabrication only, the feed line and matching networks are fabricated simultaneously.
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4. Which of the following is the application of Microstrip antenna in a telemedicine industry?
a) Wireless Body Area Network
b) Detection of moving targets
c) Rectenna application
d) WiMax
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Answer: a
Explanation: A 2.4 GHz Wearable Microstrip antenna is used for the Wireless Body Area Network. Detection of moving targets comes under radar application. Rectenna is a special rectifying antenna used to converts directly the microwave energy to the DC power. WiMax is an IEEE 802.16 standard used for communication.

5. Rectenna Application of Microstrip antenna converts _______________
a) Microwave energy to DC power
b) Microwave energy to AC power
c) Microwave energy to solar energy
d) Inductive to capacitive
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Answer: a
Explanation: Rectenna is a special rectifying antenna used to converts directly the microwave energy to the DC power. This is used in the long distance links. It is a combination of antenna, rectification filters and rectifiers.
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6. One of the disadvantages of the Microstrip antenna is excitation of surface waves
a) True
b) False
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Answer: a
Explanation: Microstrip antenna is a printed antenna. It consists of a radiation patch on one side of dielectric and a ground plane on other side. It has low gain and has surface wave excitation which is a disadvantage.

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