Design Analysis of An Electromagnetic Band Gap Microstrip Antenna
- 1 Department of Electical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, Malaysia
- 2 Institute of Space Science (ANGKASA), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor D E, Malaysia
Problem statement: Wideband compact antenna is highly demandable due to the dynamic development in the wireless technology. Approach: A simple, compact EBG microstrip antenna is proposed in this study that covers a wideband of 250 GHz and the design is conformal with the 2.45 GHz ISM band (WLAN, IEEE 802.11b and g)/Bluetooth/RFID applications. Results: A 6×6 array of square unit cell formed the EBG structure which is incorporated with the radiating patch to enhance the antenna performances. This design achieved an impedance bandwidth of 10.14% (2.34-2.59 GHz) at -10 dB return loss and VSWR ≤ 2. Simulated radiation pattern is almost omnideirectional. Conclusion/Recommendations: The simulated results prove the compatibility of the EBG antenna with the 2.45 GHz ISM band applications. Further enhancement of the antenna performance with improved design is under consideration.
Copyright: © 2011 M.S. Alam, M.T. Islam and N. Misran. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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- Wireless technology
- electromagnetic modes
- periodical structure
- wide bandwidth
- wireless communications
- space programs
- short range radio