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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2004 Vol.5 No.3 P.269~273

http://doi.org/10.1631/jzus.2004.0269


A new photonic bandgap cover for a patch antenna with a photonic bandgap substrate


Author(s):  LIN Qing-chun, ZHU Fang-ming, HE Sai-ling

Affiliation(s):  State Key Laboratory of Modern Optical Instrumentation, Center of Optical and Electromagnetic Research, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

Corresponding email(s):   lqc@coer.zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Photonic bandgap cover, Patch antenna, FDTD, Plane wave expansion


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LIN Qing-chun, ZHU Fang-ming, HE Sai-ling. A new photonic bandgap cover for a patch antenna with a photonic bandgap substrate[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2004, 5(3): 269~273.

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Abstract: 
A new photonic bandgap (PBG) cover for a patch antenna with a photonic bandgap substrate is introduced. The plane wave expansion method and the FDTD method were used to calculate such an antenna system. Numerical results for the input return loss, radiation pattern, surface wave, and the directivity of the antennas are presented. A comparison between the conventional patch antenna and the new PBG antenna is given. It is shown that the new PBG cover is very efficient for improving the radiation directivity. The physical reasons for the improvement are also given.

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