CHARACTERIZATION OF ARTIFICIAL MAGNETIC CONDUCTOR STRIPS FOR PARALLEL PLATE PLANAR ANTENNAS
P. Padilla de la Torre, J.M. Ferna´ ndez, M. Sierra-Castan˜ er
MICROWAVE AND OPTICAL TECHNOLOGY LETTERS
Volume: 50, Issue: 2, February 2008
artificial magnetic conductors, metamaterials, hard surfaces, parallel plate waveguides, planar antennas
Metamaterial structures have unique properties in controlling the propagation of electromagnetic waves. In this work, we analyze the effect of artificial magnetic conductor (AMC) surface strips on the bottom face of an oversized parallel plate waveguide to enhance the wave guidance within it. The results using these configurations in a linear slot array antenna fed by a rectangular parallel plate waveguide are presented as an example of application.
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