Accession Number:

ADA523535

Title:

A Broadband and High Gain Metamaterial Microstrip Antenna

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 16 Apr 2009-10 May 2010

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL UNIV OF SINGAPORE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-05-08

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

A broad bandwidth and high gain rectangular patch antenna was specifically designed in this project using planar-patterned metamaterial concepts. Based on an ordinary patch antenna, the antenna has isolated triangle gaps and crossed strip-line gaps etched on the metal patch and ground plane, respectively. Demonstrated to have left-handed characteristics, the patterned metal patch and finite ground plane form a coupled capacitive-inductive circuit of negative index metamaterial. It is shown to have great impact on the antenna performance enhancement in terms of the bandwidth significantly broadened from a few hundred MHz to a few GHz, and also in terms of high efficiency, low loss and low voltage standing wave ratio. Experimental data show a reasonably good agreement between the simulation and measured results. This antenna has strong radiation in the horizontal direction for some specifical applications within the entire band.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE