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2011-07-06

Sectoral m -EBG Antenna with Multipolarization Capabilities for WiMAX Base Stations

By Mohamad Hajj, Regis Chantalat, Michele Lalande, and Bernard Jecko
Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 22, 211-229, 2011
doi:10.2528/PIERC11020501

Abstract

A novel multipolarized sectoral antenna on a metallic electromagnetic band gap (M-EBG) surface is investigated. The M-EBG structure behaves as a partially reflecting surface (PRS) and enhances the directivity of a simple radiating source. The use of metallic structures offers a new approach to industrial partners in order to reduce costs and to facilitate design techniques. By using double layers of M-EBG structure working on orthogonal polarizations as a superstrate with a single patch feeding by two ports, multipolarization operation is achieved. This antenna provides vertical, horizontal, 0°/90°and circular polarizations with a sectoral radiation pattern in the azimuth plane. M-EBG antennas with sectoral pattern are usually designed only for vertical polarization. In order to verify the results a Bipolar M-EBG Sectoral antenna prototype for WIMAX application~[5.15-5.35] GHz is realized and measured. Finally, we study the possibility to generate circular polarization.

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Mohamad Hajj, Regis Chantalat, Michele Lalande, and Bernard Jecko, "Sectoral m -EBG Antenna with Multipolarization Capabilities for WiMAX Base Stations," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 22, 211-229, 2011.
doi:10.2528/PIERC11020501
http://www.jpier.org/PIERC/pier.php?paper=11020501

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