On the radiation characteristics of right- and left-handed microstrip patch antenna designs

Joshua A. Fladie, Jennifer T. Bernhard

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Theoretical left-handed materials have been shown to reduce the size of a resonant microstrlp antenna while maintaining or Increasing impedance bandwidth. This work discusses the implications of the left-handed materials on the radiation characteristics of such structures. The source fields and radiation characteristics of left- and right-handed microstrlp patch antenna designs are studied theoretically and investigated further using equivalence theory and an approximate radiating slot model. The work indicates that the antenna miniaturization enabled by the use of left-handed materials results in an electrically small antenna with an omnidirectional rather than a broadside radiation pattern when operated in the first resonant mode.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number889556
Pages (from-to)563-565
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

Keywords

  • Antenna miniaturization
  • Double-negative material
  • Left-handed material
  • Metamaterials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'On the radiation characteristics of right- and left-handed microstrip patch antenna designs'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this