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Practicability Analysis and Application of PBG Structures on Cylindrical Conformal Microstrip Antenna and Array

By Xin Wang, Min Zhang, and Shu-Juan Wang
Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 115, 495-507, 2011
doi:10.2528/PIER11031703

Abstract

An antenna and an array with photonic bandgap (PBG) structures, which are cylindrical conformal microstrip antennas, both operating in X-band (10.2 GHz) are proposed. As shown in the simulation, PBG structures could suppress the surface wave propagating on substrate and balance the influence of cylindrical curvature at resonance frequency on antennas. The simulation results indicate that they have a higher gain and better directivity over the conventional antenna without PBG structure. Both of the antenna and the array are designed and manufactured, and the measurement results agree well with the simulations.

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Xin Wang, Min Zhang, and Shu-Juan Wang, "Practicability Analysis and Application of PBG Structures on Cylindrical Conformal Microstrip Antenna and Array," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 115, 495-507, 2011.
doi:10.2528/PIER11031703
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=11031703

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