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Resonant meta-surface superstrate for single and multifrequency dipole antenna arrays

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posted on 2012-03-02, 11:49 authored by Elena Saenz, Ramon Gonzalo, Inigo Ederra, J. C. Vardaxoglou, Peter de Maagt
The design of a multifrequency dipole antenna array based on a resonant meta-surface superstrate is proposed. The behavior of a single element that is closely placed to a meta-surface is experimentally investigated. The proposed meta-surface is based on resonating unit cells formed by capacitively loaded strips and split ring resonators. By tuning a dipole antenna to the pass band of the meta-surface, the physical area is effectively illuminated enhancing the radiation performance. The gain, radiation efficiency and effective area values of the whole configuration are compared to the ones obtained with a single dipole without superstrate. Radiation efficiency values for the proposed configuration of more than 80% and gain values of more than 4.5 1 dB are obtained. Based on this configuration, simulated results of a multifrequency antenna array are presented. Distinctive features of this configuration are high isolation between elements (20 dB for a distance of lambda0/4), and low back radiation.


This work was supported by the METAMORPHOSE NoE funded by the EU under Contract NMP3-CT-2004-50252 and the Spanish Government under project TEC2006-13248-C04-03/TCM.



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SAENZ, E. ... et al., 2008. Resonant meta-surface superstrate for single and multifrequency dipole antenna arrays. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 56 (4), pp. 951 - 960


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