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Microstrip Antennas and Arrays on Photonic Band Gap Substrates

Sudha, T and Vedavathy, TS (2001) Microstrip Antennas and Arrays on Photonic Band Gap Substrates. In: 2001 SBMO/IEEE MTT-S International Microwave and Optoelectronics Conference, IMOC 2001, 6-10 August, Belem,Brazil, Vol.1, 105-108.


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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 thick and high /spl epsiv//sub r/ substrate. Two different types of PBGs are used, one the conventional dielectric PBG and the other a metallodielectric PBG. The PBG patch antenna showed significantly reduced levels of surface modes compared to conventional patch antenna, thus improving the gain and far-field radiation pattern. The results also showed that introducing metallic cylinders in dielectric crystals is more effective in suppressing side lobe radiation. The performance improvement of a two-element array of patches on the PBG substrate is also analyzed.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
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Keywords: Photanic Band Gap;Metallodielectric;Microstrip antenna;Surface waves
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2006
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:23
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/5324

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