An artificial magnetic ground-plane for a log-periodic antenna

Visser, Hugo Hendrik (2010-03)

Thesis (MScEng (Electrical and Electronic Engineering))--University of Stellenbosch, 2010.

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ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This paper presents the implementation of an artificial magnetic ground-plane with a low profile Log-periodic Dipole Array (LPDA) antennas. After the properties of three typical Electromagnetic Bandgap (EBG) structures are investigated and their bandwidth properties are studied, a mechanism is presented to improve the band-width over which the EBG surface acts as a perfect magnetic conductor (PMC). A low profile LPDA is modeled above this surface and the results indicate an improved band-width region. Compared with a LPDA in free space the frequency band is shifted higher by the EBG surface and the gain pattern is shifted from a horizontal orientation to a vertical orientation.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Hierdie dokument stel voor die implementering van kunsmatige magnetiese grondvlakke met Logaritmiese Periodiese Dipool Samestelling (LPDS) antennas. Die eienskappe van drie tipiese Elektromagnetiese Bandgaping (EBG) strukture word ondersoek en hul bandwydte eienskappe word bestudeer. ’n Meganisme word voorgestel om die bandwydte te verbeter waar die EBG oppervlakte soos n perfekte magnetiese geleier optree. ’n Lae profiel LPDS word bo hierdie oppervlakte geplaas. Die resultate dui aan ’n verbetering in the bandwydte. In vergelyking met ’n LPDS in vrye ruimte skuif die frekwensie band ho¨er as gevolg van die EBG oppervlakte en die aanwins patroon skuif van ’n horisontale orientasie na ’n vertikale orientasie.

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