This paper presents a single-layer traveling-wave antenna (TWA) that is based on composite right/left-handed (CRLH)-metamaterial (MTM) transmission line (TL) structure, which is implemented by using a combination of interdigital capacitors and dual-spiral inductive slots. By embedding dual-spiral inductive slots inside the CRLH MTM-TL results in a compact TWA. Dimensions of the proposed CRLH MTM-TL TWA is 21.5 x 30.0 mm(2) or 0.372 lambda(0) x 0.520 lambda(0) at 5.2 GHz (center frequency). The fabricated TWA operates over 1.8-8.6 GHz with a fractional bandwidth greater than 120%, and it exhibits a peak gain and radiation efficiency of 4.2 dBi and 81%, respectively, at 5 GHz. By avoiding the use of lumped components, via-holes or defected ground structures, the proposed TWA design is economic for mass production as well as easy to integrate with wireless communication systems.

Alibakhshikenari, M., Virdee, B., & Limiti, E. (2017). Compact Single-Layer Traveling-Wave Antenna DesignUsing Metamaterial Transmission Lines. RADIO SCIENCE, 52(12), 1510-1521 [10.1002/2017RS006313].

Compact Single-Layer Traveling-Wave Antenna DesignUsing Metamaterial Transmission Lines

Limiti, E
2017-12

Abstract

This paper presents a single-layer traveling-wave antenna (TWA) that is based on composite right/left-handed (CRLH)-metamaterial (MTM) transmission line (TL) structure, which is implemented by using a combination of interdigital capacitors and dual-spiral inductive slots. By embedding dual-spiral inductive slots inside the CRLH MTM-TL results in a compact TWA. Dimensions of the proposed CRLH MTM-TL TWA is 21.5 x 30.0 mm(2) or 0.372 lambda(0) x 0.520 lambda(0) at 5.2 GHz (center frequency). The fabricated TWA operates over 1.8-8.6 GHz with a fractional bandwidth greater than 120%, and it exhibits a peak gain and radiation efficiency of 4.2 dBi and 81%, respectively, at 5 GHz. By avoiding the use of lumped components, via-holes or defected ground structures, the proposed TWA design is economic for mass production as well as easy to integrate with wireless communication systems.
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Alibakhshikenari, M., Virdee, B., & Limiti, E. (2017). Compact Single-Layer Traveling-Wave Antenna DesignUsing Metamaterial Transmission Lines. RADIO SCIENCE, 52(12), 1510-1521 [10.1002/2017RS006313].
Alibakhshikenari, M; Virdee, B; Limiti, E
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