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A circular loop antenna is often numerically modeled using a regular polygon. This approach is simple and robust, yet it alters the circumference of the loop and may thus shift the resonance frequency in the numerical model. This letter introduces a simple analytical formula for predicting and relating the accuracy of resonance frequency determination to the number of segments used. The result of testing on commercial software WIPL-D showed an excellent match between the prediction and numerically derived results. It is expected that the approach can be extended onto other structures with curvatures.
Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, IEEE (Volume:11 )
Date of Publication: 2012