Metallic EBG Superstrates for Dual Polarized Sectoral Base Station Antenna

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Hajj, M.; Rodes, E.; Serhal, D.; Monédière, T.; Jecko, B. (XLIM-UMR 6172-CNRS, University of Limoges, 123 Av A. Thomas, 87060 Limoges Cedex, France)
Chantalat, R. (CISTEME, Ester Technopole, 87069 Limoges Cedex, France)

In this paper we present a novel approach to design a dual polarized sectoral antenna using a double layer of Metallic EBG materials working on orthogonal polarizations as a superstrate. This antenna is able to radiate in vertical, horizontal and dual polarization with a wide (or broad) radiation pattern form, i.e. presenting at least 60deg angular beamwidth in the azimuth plane. EBG antennas with sectoral pattern are usually designed only for vertical and horizontal polarization. In this paper, we also present dual polarization.