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Applied Physics A

, 123:22 | Cite as

Miniaturized dual-band antenna array with double-negative (DNG) metamaterial for wireless applications

  • Abdulrahman Shueai Mohsen Alqadami
  • Mohd Faizal Jamlos
  • Ping Jack Soh
  • Sharul Kamal Abdul Rahim
  • Guy A. E. Vandenbosch
  • Adam Narbudowicz
Article
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Advanced Metamaterials and Nanophotonics

Abstract

A miniaturized dual-band antenna array using a negative index metamaterial is presented for WiMAX, LTE, and WLAN applications. This left-handed metamaterial plane is located behind the antenna array, and its unit cell is a combination of split-ring resonator, square electric ring resonator, and rectangular electrical coupled resonator. This enables the achievement of a metamaterial structure exhibiting both negative permittivity and permeability, which results in antenna size miniaturization, efficiency, and gain enhancement. Moreover, the proposed metamaterial antenna has realized dual-band operating frequencies compared to a single frequency for normal antenna. The measured reflection coefficient (S11) shows a 50.25% bandwidth in the lower band (from 2.119 to 3.058 GHz) and 4.27% in the upper band (from 5.058 to 5.276 GHz). Radiation efficiency obtained in the lower and upper band are >95 and 80%, respectively.

Keywords

Patch Antenna Radiation Efficiency Negative Refractive Index Negative Permittivity Unit Cell Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abdulrahman Shueai Mohsen Alqadami
    • 1
  • Mohd Faizal Jamlos
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ping Jack Soh
    • 1
  • Sharul Kamal Abdul Rahim
    • 3
  • Guy A. E. Vandenbosch
    • 4
  • Adam Narbudowicz
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Advanced Communication Engineering Centre (ACE), School of Computer and Communication EngineeringUniversiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)KangarMalaysia
  2. 2.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringUniversiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)PekanMalaysia
  3. 3.Wireless Communication Centre (WCC)Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)SkudaiMalaysia
  4. 4.ESAT-TELEMIC Research DivisionKU LeuvenLouvainBelgium
  5. 5.Institute of High Frequency TechnologyRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  6. 6.Dublin Institute of TechnologyDublin 8Ireland

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