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2014-06-11
Miniaturized Low Frequency Platform Tolerant Antenna
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Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 146, 195-207, 2014
Abstract
A miniature platform tolerant antenna is presented which is suitable for low frequency applications. A Split Ring Resonator (SRR) antenna loaded with lumped capacitances is proposed. The antenna is compact, low profile and easy to fabricate. It has a maximum dimension of λ/9 and -10 dB bandwidth of 1%. Miniaturized artificial magnetic conductor surfaces (AMCs) are designed using capacitance loaded metal patches with individual elements measuring just λ/70. Placing the SRR above the AMC improves the bandwidth to between 1.5 and 3.5% dependent on the overall size of the AMC and produces a platform tolerant antenna measuring 0.11λ×0.17λ×0.019λ. The performance of the antenna over an AMC with and without vias is studied and discussed. The AMC mounted antenna's performance in free space and over a ground plane is also compared.
Citation
Shaozhen Zhu Daniel Graham Kenneth Lee Ford Alan Tennant Richard J. Langley , "Miniaturized Low Frequency Platform Tolerant Antenna," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 146, 195-207, 2014.
doi:10.2528/PIER14040305
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=14040305
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