Microsystem Technologies

, Volume 24, Issue 8, pp 3241–3244 | Cite as

Enhancement of front-to-back ratio and gain of rectangular microstrip antenna using novel elliptical EBG structure

  • B. Zoubiri
  • A. MayoufEmail author
  • F. Mayouf
  • S. Abdelkebir
  • T. Devers
Technical Paper


This paper describes a technique to suppress the surface wave propagation modes and consequently to increase the gain of a rectangular microstrip antenna fed by a coaxial probe using a new electromagnetic band gap structure (EBG). The EBG structure consists of perforated cylindrical holes periodically distributed around the perimeter of two ellipses with different radius. The antenna design and the parametric analysis of the band gap structure and their integration are carried out. The performance of the proposed antenna using a full-wave method are presented and compared to conventional microstrip antenna operating at the same frequency. Obtained results show a gain enhancement of 1.9 dB in the E-plane.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of DjelfaDjelfaAlgeria
  2. 2.ICMN-CNRS, UMR 7374, site de Chartres, Université d’OrléansOrléansFrance

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