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A STUDY OF USING THE DOUBLE NEGATIVE STRUCTURE TO ENHANCE THE GAIN OF RECTANGULAR WAVEGUIDE ANTENNA ARRAYS

By L. Liang, B. Li, S.-H. Liu, and C.-H. Liang

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Abstract:
In this paper we propose a new method to enhance the gain of rectangular waveguide antenna arrays using the double negative medium (DNG) structure composed of strip wires (SW) and split ring resonators (SRR). The electromagnetic parameters of the DNG structure are retrieved and the rectangular waveguide antennas with and without the DNG structure are studied using numerical simulation method. The simulation results show that the DNG structure can congregate the radiation energy when the index of refraction approximates zero,since that the gain of the antenna arrays is enhanced and the radiation performance of the antenna arrays is effectively improved. Far-field radiation patterns are measured, which indicate that this method is effective to enhance the gain.

Citation: (See works that cites this article)
L. Liang, B. Li, S.-H. Liu, and C.-H. Liang, "A Study of Using the Double Negative Structure to Enhance the Gain of Rectangular Waveguide Antenna Arrays," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 65, 275-286, 2006.
doi:10.2528/PIER06103102
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=06103102

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