The design optimization of antennas in the presence of EBG AMC ground planes

D. J. Kern, T. G. Spence, D. H. Werner

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Abstract

A design methodology is presented for the optimization of conformal antennas with Electromagnetic Bandgap (EBG) surfaces to improve antenna performance. The EBG surface is obtained by utilizing a Frequency Selective Surface (FSS) on top of a thin dielectric substrate backed by a metallic ground plane, to act as an Artificial Magnetic Conductor (AMC). The antenna is then placed above the EBG surface to create the integrated EBG conformal antenna. This research demonstrates the ability to optimize both the antenna and EBG surface simultaneously in order to achieve improved antenna performance compared to the antenna and the EBG surface optimized separately. Results are presented for a broadband EBG conformal antenna system that operates from 5.5 to 7.1 GHz with a center frequency of 6.3 GHz.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2005 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and USNC/URSI Meeting, Digest
Pages10-13
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event2005 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and USNC/URSI Meeting - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Jul 3 2005Jul 8 2005

Publication series

NameIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
Volume3 A
ISSN (Print)1522-3965

Other

Other2005 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and USNC/URSI Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period7/3/057/8/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Kern, D. J., Spence, T. G., & Werner, D. H. (2005). The design optimization of antennas in the presence of EBG AMC ground planes. In 2005 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and USNC/URSI Meeting, Digest (pp. 10-13). [1552160] (IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest); Vol. 3 A). https://doi.org/10.1109/APS.2005.1552160