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Mu-Zero Resonance Antenna

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3 Author(s)
Jae-Hyun Park ; Department of Electronic Information and Communication Engineering, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea ; Young-Ho Ryu ; Jeong-Hae Lee

We present mu-zero resonance (MZR) antennas that use an artificial mu-negative (MNG) transmission line (TL). The equivalent circuit for verifying the peculiarity of the MNG TL is derived and analyzed. To operate the MZR antenna properly, the antenna is fed by magnetic coupling. The analysis and design of the MZR antenna are performed according to theory and simulation based on a dispersion diagram and field distribution. The surface current distribution shows that the radiation mechanism of the MZR antenna is essentially identical to that of a small-loop antenna. Applying the novel concept of the MZR antenna, a dual-band MZR antenna using two MZR antennas with different MZR frequencies is proposed. The radiation characteristics of the antenna are simulated and measured at two frequencies. The measured characteristics show agreement with the simulated results. It is confirmed that the characteristics of the MZR antenna, including the efficiency, gain, and fractional bandwidth, are suitable for a multiband antenna.

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IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation  (Volume:58 ,  Issue: 6 )