Electromagnetic coupling reduction in high-profile monopole antennas using single-negative magnetic metamaterials for MIMO applications

Mohammed M. Bait-Suwailam, Muhammed Said Boybay, Omar M. Ramahi

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Single-negative magnetic metamaterials are used in order to reduce mutual coupling between high-profile antennas used in multiple-input multiple-output systems. The magnetic permeability of the developed single-negative inclusions have negative effective response over a specific frequency band. The inclusions considered here are composed of broadside coupled split-ring resonators. The single-negative magnetic inclusions are inserted between closely-spaced high-profile monopole antenna elements. It is shown that mutual coupling between the antenna elements can be reduced significantly by incorporating such magnetic inclusions. Effective response of the constitutive parameters of the developed magnetic inclusions are incorporated within the numerical models. Good agreement is obtained between the experimental and numerical results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5484671
Pages (from-to)2894-2902
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010



  • Artificial magnetic materials
  • metamaterial
  • monopole antennas
  • multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO)
  • mutual coupling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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