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Improvement of Radiation Performances of Butler Matrix-Fed Antenna Array System Using 4 × 1 Planar Circular EBG Units

  • Wriddhi Bhowmik
  • Surajit Mukherjee
  • Vibha Rani Gupta
  • Shweta Srivastava
  • Laxman Prasad
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 470)

Abstract

Excitation of surface waves in the microstrip patch antenna at higher frequencies degrades the overall radiation performances. To overcome this problem, electromagnetic band gap (EBG) structures can be used. In this paper, the improvement of radiation performances of a Butler matrix-fed antenna array system has been obtained by incorporating 4 × 1 planar circular EBG units in the form of metallic patches between the array elements as well as beneath the radiating patches as circular slots. Finally, symmetric gain has been obtained for all the radiated beams at 14.5 GHz.

Keywords

Butler matrix array Surface waves Electromagnetic band gap (EBG) structure 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wriddhi Bhowmik
    • 1
  • Surajit Mukherjee
    • 1
  • Vibha Rani Gupta
    • 2
  • Shweta Srivastava
    • 3
  • Laxman Prasad
    • 4
  1. 1.Haldia Institute of TechnologyHaldiaIndia
  2. 2.Birla Institute of TechnologyMesa, RanchiIndia
  3. 3.Jaypee Institute of Information TechnologyNoidaIndia
  4. 4.Raj Kumar Goel Institute of TechnologyGhaziabadIndia

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