A novel circularly polarised antenna with wide 3 dB axial-ratio beamwidth (ARBW) and half power beamwidth (HPBW) is proposed in this letter. By using two pairs of tilted dipoles, the ARBW of the antenna is significantly enhanced to about 160° and 162° in the XZ- and YZ-planes, respectively. Meanwhile, its HPBW is also broadened to above 116° in the dual planes. A prototype is manufactured and measured to validate the method. The measured results show that |S11|<-10 dB reaches about 38.8% (1.37 GHz-2.03 GHz), and the AR at broadside bandwidth is 14% (1.51 GHz-1.74 GHz). The gain of the antenna also keeps above 4.19 dBic. Meanwhile, acceptable agreements can be obtained between the simulated and measured results. As such, the proposed CP antenna with wide beamwidth can be used in various navigation systems.
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