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Cross metamaterial structure

Criss-cross metamaterial-substrate microstrip antenna with enhanced gain and bandwidth

Kirti Inamdar, Yogeshwar Prasad Kosta, Suprava S. Patnaik


Metamaterials have been an attractive topic for research in the field of electromagnetics in recent years. In this paper, a criss-cross structure has been suggested; this shape has been inspired from the famous Jerusalem Cross. The software analysis of the proposed unit cell structure has been validated experimentally thus giving negative response of ε and µ. Following this, a microstrip patch antenna based on suggested metamaterial has been designed. The theory and design formulas to calculate various parameters of the proposed antenna have been presented. The design of a metamaterial based microstrip patch antenna has been optimized for providing of an improved gain, bandwidth and multiple frequency operations. All the antenna performance parameters are compared and presented in table and response-graphs. Also it has been observed that the physical dimensions of the metamaterial based patch antenna are smaller compared to its conventional counterpart operating in the same frequency band. The response of the patch antenna has been verified experimentally either. The important part of the research was to develop metamaterial based on some signature structures and techniques that would offer advantage in terms of bandwidth and multiple frequency operation, that is demonstrated in the paper. The unique shape suggested in this paper provides an improvement in bandwidth without reducing the gain of the antenna.


metamaterial; criss-cross meta-structure; parameter retrieval; negative index

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