Left-handed microstrip line based on composite SRR-EBG topology

Francisco Falcone*, Miguel Navarro-Cia, Miguel Beruete, Mario Sorolla

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In this work, a novel type of metamaterial structure is proposed in microstrip planar technology. It consists in the combination of an Electromagnetic Bandgap (EBG) structure (which behaves in an analogous manner as a medium with a negative value of ε) and an array of Split Ring Resonators (SRR), which exhibit a negative value of μ, in the vicinity of the quasi-static resonance frequency. The simultaneous behaviour of both structures gives rise to a left-handed structure in a fully planar fashion. Full wave simulation results as well as measurement from initial fabricated prototypes confirm initial theoretical assumptions, leading to a new way of obtaining a planar LHM. Such a structure could lead to the implementation of enhanced devices, such as filters and couplers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Publication statusPublished - May 2006
EventMicrowave Technology and Techniques Workshop - Noordwijk, Netherlands
Duration: 15 May 200616 May 2006


ConferenceMicrowave Technology and Techniques Workshop

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering


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