Tunable SRR-based substrate for a microstrip patch antenna


SONDAŞ A. , UÇAR M. H. B. , ERDEMLİ Y. E.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCES, vol.20, no.1, pp.159-168, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/elk-1001-397
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.159-168
  • Keywords: Microstrip patch antenna, split-ring resonator, frequency tuning, miniaturization, practical switch modeling, BAND, DESIGN

Abstract

In this paper, a microstrip patch antenna over an artificial substrate composed of split-ring resonator (SRR) elements is introduced. As the SRR-based substrate provides miniaturization for the patch, metallic loadings placed between the rings of the SRR elements offer frequency-tuning capability. Practical switch models are employed in lieu of those loadings to demonstrate dynamic control of the operational frequency. The fall-wave analysis and design of the proposed tunable patch were carried out using CST Microwave Studio, and the cross-comparisons were provided via Ansoft HFSS. Preliminary measurements are also presented, demonstrating the prospective performance of the proposed design.