Mutual Coupling Reduction in Orthogonally Fed Aperture-Coupled Patch Antennas Via an Integrated Metasurface
An aperture-coupled rectangular microstrip patch antenna fed by an orthogonal substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) feed line is of high interest for one-sided imaging systems. This type of feeding technique is beneficial for 2D imaging array configurations in millimeter wave imaging systems due to the limited availability of space for compact array design. In order to reduce the coupling between two adjacent patches (which deteriorates the quality of the imaging results), an artificial impedance metasurface can be used. When properly designed for this purpose, the imaging frequency corresponds to the bandgap frequency of the metasurface. In this paper, a metasurface integrated with this new type of feeding technique is presented. The improved structure shows a 20 dB reduction in coupling (|S21|) between two adjacent antennas separated by a spacing of one wavelength at an imaging frequency of 30 GHz.
A. Foudazi and K. M. Donnell, "Mutual Coupling Reduction in Orthogonally Fed Aperture-Coupled Patch Antennas Via an Integrated Metasurface," Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (2017, San Diego, CA ), vol. 2017-January, pp. 2657-2658, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jul 2017.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1109/APUSNCURSINRSM.2017.8073371
2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2017 (2017: Jul. 9-14, San Diego, CA)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Antenna arrays; Energy gap; Imaging systems; Microstrip antennas; Microstrip devices; Microwave antennas; Millimeter waves; Slot antennas; Substrate integrated waveguides; Waveguides; Aperture coupled antenna; Artificial impedance surfaces; Metasurface; Micro-strip patch antennas; Millimeter-wave imaging; Mutual coupling; Antenna feeders; Microstrip patch antenna; Millimeter wave imaging; Substrate integrated waveguide (siw)
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01 Jul 2017