A new metasurface superstrate structure for antenna performance enhancement

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Abstract

A new metasurface superstrate structure (MSS)-loaded dual band microstrip line-fed small patch antenna is presented in this paper. The proposed antenna was designed on a ceramic-filled bioplastic sandwich substrate with a high dielectric constant. The proposed 7 × 6 element, square-shaped, single-sided MSS significantly improved the bandwidth and gain of the proposed antenna. The proposed MSS incorporated a slotted patch antenna that effectively increased the measured operating bandwidth from 13.3% to 18.8% and from 14.8% to 23.2% in the lower and upper bands, respectively. Moreover, the average gain of the proposed MSS-based antenna was enhanced from 2.12 dBi to 3.02 dBi in the lower band and from 4.10 dBi to 5.28 dBi in the upper band compared to the patch antenna alone. In addition to the bandwidth and gain improvements, more directive radiation characteristics were also observed from the MSS antenna compared to the patch itself. The effects of the MSS elements and the ground plane length on the reflection coefficient of the antenna were analyzed and optimized. The overall performance makes the proposed antenna appropriate for RFID and WLAN applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3226-3240
Number of pages15
JournalMaterials
Volume6
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Microstrip antennas
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Wireless local area networks (WLAN)
Radio frequency identification (RFID)
Permittivity
Radiation
Substrates

Keywords

  • Bandwidth and gain enhancement
  • Ceramic filled bioplastic
  • Dual band patch antenna
  • Metasurface superstrate (MSS)

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  • Materials Science(all)

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A new metasurface superstrate structure for antenna performance enhancement. / Islam, Mohammad Tariqul; Ullah, Mohammad Habib; Jit Singh, Mandeep Singh; Faruque, Mohammad Rashed Iqbal.

In: Materials, Vol. 6, No. 8, 2013, p. 3226-3240.

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