Physics-Based Design of Microstrip Magnetic Dipoles Using Cavity Model
Keywords:Cavity model, microstrip magnetic dipole, modal matching, surrogate-based optimization
AbstractThis paper presents an efficient technique of microstrip magnetic dipoles design that explores the physics ruling the antenna behavior not restricting to parametric analyses in a full-wave simulation software. The proposed approach makes use of the cavity model whose parameters are progressively enhanced by using full-wave electromagnetic simulation data in a feedback scheme. A curve fitting problem is established to evaluate the mentioned parameters at each iteration. To exemplify the developed technique, a microstrip magnetic dipole operating at 2.44 GHz (ISM band) was synthesized and its prototype was manufactured and tested in an anechoic chamber. The design was ready in less than one hour and only three full-wave simulations were required. A good agreement between theoretical predictions and experimental results was also observed.
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