Compact antenna based on a composite right/left-handed transmission line

Alibakhshi-Kenari, Mohammad, Naser-Moghadasi, Mohammad, Virdee, Bal Singh, Andújar, Aurora and Anguera, Jaume (2015) Compact antenna based on a composite right/left-handed transmission line. Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 57 (8). pp. 1785-1788. ISSN 0895-2477

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This letter presents a novel antenna that is based on composite right/left-handed (CRLH) transmission line unit-cells implemented using slots and spiral inductors that are etched directly on the dielectric substrate by standard manufacturing techniques. The antenna is designed to operate across 5.8–7.3 GHz, which corresponds to a fractional bandwidth of 23%. Measured results confirm the antenna exhibits a relatively wide bandwidth, high gain, and high radiation efficiency characteristics. The measured radiation gain, bandwidth, and efficiency of the antenna at 6.6 GHz are 4.8 dBi, 23%, and 78%, respectively. The fabricated antenna is highly compact and its physical size in terms of the free-space wavelength is 0.39λo × 0.13λo × 0.015λo.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: broadband antenna, composite right-left handed transmission lines
Subjects: 600 Technology > 620 Engineering & allied operations
Department: School of Computing and Digital Media
Depositing User: Bal Virdee
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2015 08:46
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2017 11:43

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