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Performance Improvement of Small Arrays of Microstrip Antennas on Photonic Band Gap Substrates

Sudha, T and Vedavathy, TS (2001) Performance Improvement of Small Arrays of Microstrip Antennas on Photonic Band Gap Substrates. In: 2001 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference. APMC 2001, 3-6 December, Taipei,Taiwan, Vol.2, 775 -778.


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Patch antennas have some limitations such as restricted band-width of operation, low gain and a potential decrease in radiation efficiency due to surface wave losses. In this paper, the ability of a Photonic Band Gap (PBG) substrate to minimize the surface wave effects is analyzed for a high E,substrate. Instead of the conventional PBG, a metallodielectric structure is employed. A two element linear array and a four element planar array on the PBG substrate are found to give reduced levels of side lobe radiation, increased irectivity and a better front-to-back ratio.

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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Depositing User: HS Usha
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2006
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:23
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/5402

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