RADIATION PROPERTIES ENHANCEMENT OF TRIANGULAR PATCH MICROSTRIP ANTENNA ARRAY USING HEXAGONAL DEFECTED GROUND STRUCTURE

Fitri Yuli Zulkifli, Eko Tjipto Rahardjo, Djoko Hartanto
2008 Progress In Electromagnetics Research M  
This paper presents a hexagonal shape defected ground structure (DGS) implemented on two element triangular patch microstrip antenna array. The radiation performance of the antenna is characterized by varying the geometry and dimension of the DGS and also by locating the DGS at specific position which were simulated. Simulation and measurement results have verified that the antenna with DGS had improved the antenna without DGS. Measurement results of the hexagonal DGS have axial ratio bandwidth
more » ... ial ratio bandwidth enhancement of 10 MHz, return loss improvement of 35%, mutual coupling reduction of 3 dB and gain enhancement of 1 dB.
doi:10.2528/pierm08101601 fatcat:zqjrmczvmvf3hk6dmnfdoitrjm