Yahiea Al Naiemy, Taha Elwi, Lajos Nagy and Thomas Zwick

A Systematic Analysis and Design of a High Gain Microstrip Antenna based on a Single EBG Layer 

In this paper, an Electromagnetic Band Gap (EBG) lens of a single layer is invented to improve the gain of a truncated slotted square patch antenna for the Wi-Fi applications. The proposed EBG lens is structured from 55 planar array. The individual unit cell is basically shaped as a couple of a split concave conductive patch. The proposed EBG struc- ture performance is tested numerically using Finite Integration Technique (FIT) formulations of CSTMWS and analytically using circuit theory. Then, the antenna performance in terms of |S11|, the boresight gain, and radiation patterns are reported and compared to the performance before introducing the EBG lens to identify the significant enhancements. The proposed EBG antenna is simulated numerically inside FIT formulations of CSTMWS time domain (TD) solver. A significant gain enhancement of 11.1 dBi at 2.45 GHz and a front to back ratio (F/B) about 22 dB are achieved after introducing the EBG lens. The antenna performance is validated using a frequency domain (FD) solver based CSTMWS formulations to obtain excellent agreements between the two invoked methods.

DOI: 10.36244/ICJ.2018.4.4


Please cite this paper the following way:

Yahiea Alnaiemy, Taha A. Elwi, Lajos Nagy and Thomas Zwick, "A Systematic Analysis and Design of a High Gain Microstrip Antenna based on a Single EBG Layer", Infocommunications Journal, Vol. X, No 4, Dec. 2018, pp. 22-30. DOI: 10.36244/ICJ.2018.4.4

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