Document Type

Conference Paper

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Publication Details

In EuCAP 2006,First European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, 6-10 November, Nice, France, 2006. ISBN: 978-92-9092-937-6 Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/EUCAP.2006.4584978 Available from http://0-ieeexplore.ieee.org.ditlib.dit.ie/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=4584978&isnumber=4584476

Abstract

An annular-ring loaded circular patch antenna with slot-ring array of EBG cells on the ground plane is presented. A comparison is made between the annular ring loaded patch on a conventional PEC groundplane and the same patch on a groundplane with a 2x2, a 4x4 and a 6x6 slot-ring EBG array. It was found that the annular-ring patch antenna with a 4 x 4 slot-ring array in the ground plane is superior in the overall performance (gain, impedance and axial-ratio bandwidth). The array of EBG was found to improve gain by 3.5dB and increase the bandwidth of input impedance by about 60% (from 56MHz to 85MHz) and the bandwidth of axial ratio increased by about 70% (from 14MHz to 24MHz).