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Hybrid Broadband 60-GHz Double Negative Metamaterial High Gain Antenna

By Taieb Elkarkraoui, Gilles Y. Delisle, Nadir Hakem, and Yacouba Coulibaly
Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 58, 143-155, 2015


This paper proposes a double negative metamaterial surface as a superstrate for a multilayer cylindrical dielectric resonator antenna (MCDRA). The aim is to achieve a broadband and high gain Electromagnetic Band Gap (EBG) antenna that can be used in harsh propagation areas to satisfy all the requirements for the 60 GHz wireless communications offering a bandwidth of 7 GHz in the unlicensed ISM band (57−65 GHz), permitting to reach data rates of 10 Gbit/s and more. To meet these objectives various techniques are combined. Numerical and experimental results showed satisfactory performances with achievable impedance bandwidth of more than 10.5% (from 58.1 to 64.2 GHz) and a 18 dBi gain, an enhancement of 13 dBi compared to a homogenous DRA without metamaterial superstrate. The proposed antenna exhibits directive and stable radiation pattern in the entire operating band.


Taieb Elkarkraoui, Gilles Y. Delisle, Nadir Hakem, and Yacouba Coulibaly, "Hybrid Broadband 60-GHz Double Negative Metamaterial High Gain Antenna," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 58, 143-155, 2015.


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