Miniaturized double-layer EBG structures for broadband mutual coupling reduction between UWB monopoles
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Colleges, School and Institutes
- Electronics and Photonics Department, Institute of High Performance Computing, ASTAR
Novel miniaturized two-layer electromagnetic band gap (EBG) structures are presented for reducing the electromagnetic coupling between closely spaced ultra wideband (UWB) planar monopoles on a common ground. The proposed EBG structures employ two closely coupled arrays, one comprising linear conducting patches and the other comprising apertures (slits) in the ground plane. The two arrays are printed on either side of a very thin dielectric layer (55μm) with a rotation between the elements to produce maximum coupling for miniaturizing. A microstrip line excitation is initially used for the efficient analysis and design of the slit-patch EBG structures, which are subsequently employed between two UWB printed monopoles. The proposed EBG structure has a small footprint and produces a significant reduction of the mutual coupling across the wide operating band of the UWB antennas. Simulated results and measurements of fabricated prototypes are presented.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2015|