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Performance of archimedean spiral antenna backed by FSS reflector

Mohamad, Sarah Yasmin and Cahill, Robert and Fusco, Vincent (2015) Performance of archimedean spiral antenna backed by FSS reflector. Electronics Letters, 51 (1). pp. 14-16. ISSN 0013-5194

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The use of a backing cavity composed of a frequency selective surface (FSS) above a metal plate as a means to suppress the back lobe radiation and increase the gain of an Archimedean spiral antenna that operates from 3 to 10 GHz is investigated. The FSS is designed to reflect signals in the upper band (7-10 GHz) with a loss of <;0.25 dB, and allow transmission in the lower band (3-6 GHz). Good impedance match and bidirectional to unidirectional beam transformation is obtained when the FSS and metal plate are inserted at a distance λ/4 below the spiral at the centre of the upper and lower bands, respectively. Simulated and measured radiation patterns are employed to show the performance enhancement, which is attributed to the FSS reflector.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7441/45452
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunication. Including telegraphy, radio, radar, television
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Sarah Yasmin Mohamad
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2015 09:21
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2015 09:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/45452

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