A Novel HIS with a Perforated Ground Plane for Miniaturization and Bandwidth Enhancement

Durgun A. C. , Balanis C. A. , Birtcher C. R.

IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, Illinois, United States Of America, 8 - 14 July 2012 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1109/aps.2012.6348841
  • City: Illinois
  • Country: United States Of America


Because of the design limitations of conventional high impedance surfaces (HIS), it is not possible to miniaturize the HIS and increase the bandwidth, simultaneously. To overcome this, a novel HIS is proposed with a periodically perforated ground plane. The magnetic flux flowing through the perforations results in an extra inductance which increases the fractional bandwidth and decreases the center frequency.