Metamaterial-based circularly polarised antenna employing ENG-TL with enhanced bandwidth for WLAN applications

M. Ameen, R.K. Chaudhary
2018 Electronics Letters  
This work explains the design and development of a low profile and compact single probe-fed metamaterial (MTM)-based circularly polarised (CP) antenna using the modified rectangular patch with two pairs of spiral strips and vias for 5.2/5.8 GHz WLAN applications. The intended CP antenna mainly consists of two pairs of radiators and each radiator is realised by using epsilon negative (ENG) transmission line (TL) to generate zeroth-order resonance. CP characteristics are achieved by placing two
more » ... diators for x-polarised wave are orthogonally aligned to the other two radiators for y-polarised wave. The antenna radiating element offers a compact size of 0.24λ 0 × 0.22λ 0 with a low profile of 0.04λ 0 at 5.5 GHz. To confirm the characteristics of the intended MTM CP antenna design, the designed antenna is fabricated and measured. Measurement results show that the antenna obtains −10 dB impedance bandwidth of 610 MHz (10.86%) which is 2.3 times larger than the standard microstrip patch antenna and axial ratio bandwidth of 140 MHz (2.54%) is obtained.
doi:10.1049/el.2018.5701 fatcat:bgv53svd2vbx7pui5sbrgdzp6y