Bandwidth Enhancement of a Compact Antenna Based on the Composite Right/Left-Handed (CRLH) Transmission-Line (TL)

Konferenz: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
23.03.2009 - 27.03.2009 in Berlin, Germany

Tagungsband: EuCAP 2009

Seiten: 4Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Nordin, Mimi Aminah Wan; Abd El-Raouf, Hany E. (Department Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Faculty of Engineering, PO Box 10, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

A new composite right/left-handed (CRLH) metametrial antenna with wide bandwidth is presented. Enhancement to the bandwidth of the structure was achieved by incorporating parallel plate between the vias and the ground planes. The plates serve to reduce the shunt capacitance of the structure. The proposed antenna is a tri-band and its length, width and height at the first resonant frequency are lambda0/26, lambda0/26 and lambda0/27, respectively; where, lambda0 is the free space wavelength.