A High Gain Super Wideband Metamaterial Based Antenna
Keywords:Gain, Metamaterial, Notched band, Super wideband antenna
The paper proposes a high gain, metamaterial based
super wideband (SWB) antenna. The SWB antenna has two
inverted U slots which are responsible for two notches at 3.5 GHz
and 5.5 GHz frequencies. A flower-shaped slot is etched from the
radiator to obtain the SWB characteristics. The super wideband
antenna has dimensions of 30 × 35 × 1.5 mm 3 with FR4 substrate.
The antenna has a frequency bandwidth of 3.1 GHz - 15 GHz for
S11 < -10dB. A metamaterial unit cell is designed and simulated for
permittivity and permeability characteristics. This shows a negative
refractive index in the band of 2.4 GHz to 8 GHz and 8.2 GHz to 9
GHz. A 3×3 array of metamaterial cells is used as a superstrate for
the improvement of the gain characteristics. The fabricated
prototype SWB antenna with superstrate has measured frequency
bandwidth 3.1-15 GHz with notched bands at 3.5 GHz and 5.5 GHz.
The experimental and simulated results are in line with each other.
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