High Performance Circularly Polarized Antenna Based on the Fractal EBG Structure

TitleHigh Performance Circularly Polarized Antenna Based on the Fractal EBG Structure
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsX. L. Bao, M. J. Ammann, G. Ruvio, and M. John
Conference NameIEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technology: Small Antennas and Novel Metamaterials
Conference Start Date06/03/2006
PublisherInstitute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers
Conference LocationWhite Plains, NY, USA

Circularly polarized patch antennas have been widely applied in wireless communication system, global positioning
system, etc., because of their low-profile, lightweight, ease of fabrication and low lost [1,2]. To achieve high performance
for circularly polarized patch antennas, some new structures were reported in the literature, such as antennas array, stack
layer antennas, using periodic structures, etc.
In this paper, a high performance circularly polarized low frequency patch antenna based on the compact fractal
high-impedance surface EBG structure has been fabricated and experimented. The measured results show that the
proposed circularly polarized patch antenna has good performance in impedance bandwidth, axial ratio (AR) bandwidth,
and gain.




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