Enhanced gain planar inverted-F antenna with metamaterial superstrate for UMTS applications

Hussein Attia, Mohammed M. Bait-Suwailam, O. M. Ramahi

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Abstract

Planar inverted-F antennas (PIFA) are widely used in wireless hand-held devices due to their small-size, moderate bandwidth and radiation patterns. However, the radiation patterns of such antennas degrade when placed very close to a conductive finite ground plane. In this paper, an engineered magnetic superstrate is introduced to enhance the gain of PIFA antennas. The engineered magnetic superstrate is based on the broad-side coupled split ring resonator (SRR) inclusions which have high real permeability value at the resonance frequency of the antenna. Numerical full-wave simulations are performed to analyze the entire radiating system (antenna with superstrate). By using the magnetic superstrate, a 3.2 dB improvement in the gain of the PIFA antenna working in the UMTS band was achieved. The total height of the proposed superstrate over the antenna is only λ0/14 where λ0 is the free-space wavelength at antenna's resonance frequency. Thus, the antenna structure remains low profile, and is advantageous in cell-phone applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPIERS 2010 Cambridge - Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Proceedings
Pages494-497
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventProgress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, PIERS 2010 Cambridge - Cambridge, MA, United States
Duration: Jul 5 2010Jul 8 2010

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OtherProgress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, PIERS 2010 Cambridge
CountryUnited States
CityCambridge, MA
Period7/5/107/8/10

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3G mobile communication systems
Metamaterials
Antennas
Directional patterns (antenna)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Attia, H., Bait-Suwailam, M. M., & Ramahi, O. M. (2010). Enhanced gain planar inverted-F antenna with metamaterial superstrate for UMTS applications. In PIERS 2010 Cambridge - Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Proceedings (pp. 494-497)

Enhanced gain planar inverted-F antenna with metamaterial superstrate for UMTS applications. / Attia, Hussein; Bait-Suwailam, Mohammed M.; Ramahi, O. M.

PIERS 2010 Cambridge - Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Proceedings. 2010. p. 494-497.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Attia, H, Bait-Suwailam, MM & Ramahi, OM 2010, Enhanced gain planar inverted-F antenna with metamaterial superstrate for UMTS applications. in PIERS 2010 Cambridge - Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Proceedings. pp. 494-497, Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, PIERS 2010 Cambridge, Cambridge, MA, United States, 7/5/10.
Attia H, Bait-Suwailam MM, Ramahi OM. Enhanced gain planar inverted-F antenna with metamaterial superstrate for UMTS applications. In PIERS 2010 Cambridge - Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Proceedings. 2010. p. 494-497
Attia, Hussein ; Bait-Suwailam, Mohammed M. ; Ramahi, O. M. / Enhanced gain planar inverted-F antenna with metamaterial superstrate for UMTS applications. PIERS 2010 Cambridge - Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Proceedings. 2010. pp. 494-497
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