Experimental Study of the Radiation Characteristics of a Finite Periodic Structure Excited by a Dipole

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: PDF

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Schühler, Mario; Hein, Matthias A. (RF and Microwave Research Lab, Institute for Information Technology, Ilmenau University of Technology, P.O. 10 05 65, 98684 Ilmenau, Germany)
Wansch, Rainer (RF and Microwave Department, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS), Am Wolfsmantel 33, 91058 Erlangen, Germany)

Planar antennas composed of finite periodically structured surfaces have been studied. Two differently sized periodic structures were measured and compared in terms of their radiation characteristics and the frequency dependent direction of the main beams. Dipole antennas placed close to the surface were used for excitation. The implications of truncating the periodic structure are discussed in detail.