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A method to extend the bandwidth of metamaterial (MTM) antennas using a composite right/left-handed transmission line (CRLH-TL) is presented. The resonance modes and wideband characteristics of MTM antennas are analyzed and described using dispersion diagrams based on the CRLH-TL theory. Based on the analysis, we propose an efficient way to extend the bandwidth of MTM antennas, which has been verified by both full-wave simulations and experiments. The proposed analysis can be used to design novel wideband MTM antennas and other microwave components for mobile handset applications.
Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, IEEE (Volume:9 )
Date of Publication: 2010