The Marvels of Electromagnetic Band Gap (EBG) Structures
CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
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This overview paper presents a powerful computational engine utilizing Finite Difference Time Domain FDTD technique integrated with novel extrapolating algorithms to illustrate the marvels of EBG structures. The paper addresses structures such as a FSS structures, b PBG crystals, c smart surfaces for communication antenna applications, d surfaces with perfectly magnetic conducting properties PMC, e creation of materials with negative permittivity and negative permeability, f surfaces with reduced edge diffraction effects and g reduction of mutual coupling among array antenna elements. Some representative applications of these structures are highlighted. In the last several years, there have been numerous published conference papers and journal articles dealing with the characterizations and applications of EBO structures. This paper is based on some of the results published by the author and his co-workers in the cited references. The reader is encouraged to perform detailed literature search to learn more about this area.
- Electricity and Magnetism