Radiation properties of microstrip elements in a dispersive substrate of permittivity less than unity

S. A. Kyriazidou, R. E. Diaz, N. G. Alexopoulos

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Abstract

We present the design of a dispersive medium with a permittivity regime less than unity and investigate the radiation characteristics of elementary printed antennas within such a grounded substrate. The study is motivated by the possibility of minimization or elimination of surface waves in this permittivity region irrespective of the substrate thickness. The novel material is resynthesized as an amorphous ensemble of spherical particles composed of a low-loss dielectric core coated with a highly resonant dielectric layer and embedded into a dielectric host. The resulting complex structure is transparent over its entire spectrum except of two narrow-band opaque windows of adjustable depth, shape and positioning. The effective permittivity function is obtained according to the classical theory of effective media and exhibits a characteristic region with the real permittivity function ϵr eff<1. We discuss the non-local but causal character of wave propagation in this permittivity region and examine the application of the novel medium in printed circuit antennas. A horizontal elementary microstrip dipole is pieced on a grounded substrate layer composed of this complex medium. The radiation pattern is examined within the region ϵr eff<1 as a function of the constitutive media parameters and the of the inclusions geometry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, 1998 Digest - Antennas
Subtitle of host publicationGateways to the Global Network - Held in conjunction with: USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages660-663
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780344782, 9780780344785
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes
Event1998 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 1998 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Jun 21 1998Jun 26 1998

Publication series

NameIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, 1998 Digest - Antennas: Gateways to the Global Network - Held in conjunction with: USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting
Volume2

Other

Other1998 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 1998
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period6/21/986/26/98

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Radiation
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Kyriazidou, S. A., Diaz, R. E., & Alexopoulos, N. G. (1998). Radiation properties of microstrip elements in a dispersive substrate of permittivity less than unity. In IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, 1998 Digest - Antennas: Gateways to the Global Network - Held in conjunction with: USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting (pp. 660-663). [702024] (IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, 1998 Digest - Antennas: Gateways to the Global Network - Held in conjunction with: USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting; Vol. 2). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/APS.1998.702024