Design of Complex Antennas Using an Efficient Rigorous Technique
Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany
Proceedings: EuCAP 2009
Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Garcia, Eliseo (Automatic Department, Universidad de Alcalá, Escuela Politecnica, Ctra Madrid-Barcelona km 33.6, 28871, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain)
Delgado, Carlos; Cátedra, Felipe (Computer Science Department, Universidad de Alcalá, Escuela Politecnica, Ctra Madrid-Barcelona km 33.6, 28871, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain)
This communication presents a novel technique for the analysis and design of complex antennas, including reflectoarrays and antennas composed by metamaterials and other finite-sized multilayered quasi-periodic structures. This method is based on the Method of Moments, and the combination of the Multilevel Fast Multipole Algorithm (MLFMA) and the Characteristics Basis Function Method (CBFM) has been applied to reduce the computational cost. The method has been tested considering several periodic structures achieving good results.