Effect of Metamaterial Cells Array on a Microstrip Patch Antenna Design
Keywords:Antenna design, cell array, metamaterial, substrate
In this paper, a microstrip patch antenna (MPA) design was developed to verify the performance of a metamaterial cell array (MTM) Capacitive Loaded Loop (CLL) immersed in the substrate. The metamaterial was obtained from metal laminates designed inside a dielectric material, with dimensions carefully calculated to have the effective negative permittivity and permeability, consequently the negative refractive index, in a certain frequency range. In this case, the geometric control of the unit cell parameters allowed its organization in a periodic arrangement to be immersed in the MPA substrate. Simulated and experimental results were obtained and compared for some parameters of the antenna, which showed a good relationship between MTM and MPA performance.
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