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Reduced mutual coupling in a compact antenna array using periodic structures

 
: Schühler, M.; Wansch, R.; Hein, M.A.

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2008 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, LAPC : Loughborough, United Kingdom, 17 - 18 March 2008
Piscataway: IEEE, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-424-41893-0
pp.93-96
Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference (LAPC) <2008, Loughborough>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IIS ()

Abstract
We investigate the reduction of mutual coupling between the radiating elements of a compact antenna array using a periodic structure. The periodic structure is designed such that it exhibits an electromagnetic bandgap for in-plane transmission over a specified frequency band around the operational frequency of 2.40 GHz. The experimental setup consists of a two-element dipole antenna array. For a spatial separation of /6, significant improvement of the radiation efficiency was observed.

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