A Compact Microstrip Patch Antenna using Metamaterial
|International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)||
|© 2016 by IJETT Journal|
|Year of Publication : 2016|
|Authors : Nikhil Kulkarni, G. B. Lohiya
|DOI : 10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V42P264|
Nikhil Kulkarni, G. B. Lohiya "A Compact Microstrip Patch Antenna using Metamaterial", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V42(7),365-369 December 2016. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group
In this paper, a metamaterial based compact multiband microstrip antenna is proposed which can give high gain and directivity. Metamaterials are periodic structures and have been intensively investigated due to the particular features such as ultra-refraction phenomenon and negative permittivity and/or permeability. A metamaterial based microstrip patch antenna with enhanced characteristics and multi band operation will be investigated in this work. The multiple frequency operation will be achieved by varying the capacitance of the metamaterial structure with the help of metallic loadings placed in each metamaterial unit cells. The potential impacts will be miniaturization, reduced cost and reduced power consumption since multiple antennas operating at different frequencies are replaced by a single antenna which can operate at multiple frequencies. The proposed microstrip patch antenna will have its frequencies of operation in the L, S and C bands. The proposed structure is simulated using Agilent Advanced Design System (ADS) 2011.05. It is then fabricated on the FR4 substrate and the performance of the fabricated antenna is measured using the Vector Network Analyser (VNA).
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—Metamaterial, Microstrip Antenna, Bandwidth, Tunability, Frequency Range, Gain.