Wideband Gain-Enhanced Miniaturized Met Material-based Antenna for Wireless Applications

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International Journal of Inventive Engineering and Sciences (IJIES), 3 (1): 20-22 (December 2014)


Complementary Split Ring Resonators and Spiral Resonators; a category of artificially-devised metamaterial components; are loaded onto a microstrip patch and effectively utilized for obtaining wideband behaviour through staggered resonances and for radiator size reduction. A basic inset-fed patch antenna is loaded with a pair of CSRR on both the sides with a small change in dimension leading to closely overlapping resonances resulting in a wide bandwidth. Additonally, a spiral resonator is inscribed in the ground-plane under the patch metallization to suppress surface waves and to improve the radiation characteristics. The antenna is simulated and optimized using Ansys HFSS®, a benchmarked commercial software. Analyzed results of the proposed antenna are presented. Satisfactory impedance and radiation characteristics are obtained with ~ 87% radiation efficiency and 6% miniaturization.



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