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A COMPACT ENDFIRE RADIATION ANTENNA BASED ON SPOOF SURFACE PLASMON POLARITONS IN WIDE BANDWIDTH

By K. Zhuang, J.-P. Geng, Z. Ding, X. Zhao, W. Ma, H. Zhou, C. Xie, X. Liang, and R.-H. Jin

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Abstract:
A compact slot-coupled endfire radiation antenna based on a tapering spoof surface plasmon polaritons (SSPPs) structure with high efficiency is proposed in this paper. A narrow slot balun is designed to feed the SSPPs structure rather than to work as the primary radiator. Simulated results show that the odd SPP mode is successfully excited on the tapering SSPPs structure, which contributes to the endfire radiation. Due to the high confinement of SSPPs, the proposed antenna shows low RCS within the frequency band of 1.5 GHz-4 GHz and 5.6 GHz-8 GHz. A prototype is fabricated and tested. Simulated and measured results show good agreement that the proposed antenna can provide stable endfire radiation patterns within the frequency band of 2 GHz-3.4 GHz. The maximum gain reaches 8 dBi, and the average efficiency over this bandwidth is 80%. The high-efficiency endfire SSPPs antenna with balanced broad band and high gain has a promising application in communication systems and integrated circuits.

Citation:
K. Zhuang, J.-P. Geng, Z. Ding, X. Zhao, W. Ma, H. Zhou, C. Xie, X. Liang, and R.-H. Jin, "A Compact Endfire Radiation Antenna Based on Spoof Surface Plasmon Polaritons in Wide Bandwidth," Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 79, 147-157, 2019.
doi:10.2528/PIERM18121408

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