Microstrip Patch Antenna Covered With Left Handed Metamaterial

DOĞAN E., ÜNAL E. A., Kapusuz D., KARAASLAN M., Sabah C.

APPLIED COMPUTATIONAL ELECTROMAGNETICS SOCIETY JOURNAL, vol.29, no.2, pp.178-183, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.178-183
  • Keywords: Effective parameters, FDTD, gain, patch antenna, metamaterial, split ring resonator, SPLIT-RING RESONATORS, BROAD-BAND, SUBSTRATE, MINIATURIZATION, DESIGN, GAIN
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


We present gain characteristics of microstrip patch antennas covered with metamaterial substrate composed of split-ring resonators (SRRs) and metallic strip. To determine the performance of the SRR-metallic strip mounted on microstrip patch antenna, the metamaterial has been proposed as an effective medium with extracted constitutive parameters. Simulation results are supported by experimental measurements. The experimental results confirm that the metamaterial covered patch antenna improves gain by an amount of -5.68 dB (60.3%) as well as radiation pattern (-8 dB to +20 dB) at WLAN communication.