Antennas Combined with High Impedance Bandgap Surfaces

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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Langley, Richard (The University of Sheffield, Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Mappin Street, Sheffield, United Kingdom)

This paper discusses a compact dual band antenna structures for automotive and aerospace applications. Two dual band electromagnetic band gap (EBG) element geometries are presented that have a reduced cell dimension compared to the wavelength yet sufficient bandwidth for mobile communication applications. The EBGs were combined with a printed planar monopole and gave satisfactory performance at two mobile communication frequency bands. There was suppression of the back radiation at both bands of 5 dB or better even for a small EBG and the antenna was platform tolerant.