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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2012, Article ID 427178, 8 pages
Research Article

Design and Optimization of an EBG Antenna with an Efficient Electromagnetic Solver

Computer Sciences Department, University of Alcalá, 28871 Alcalá de Henares, Spain

Received 28 June 2011; Revised 3 September 2011; Accepted 15 September 2011

Academic Editor: Ning Yuan

Copyright © 2012 Josefa Gómez et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A novel electromagnetic bandgap (EBG) antenna has been designed, optimized, and analyzed using an efficient electromagnetic solver based on the moment method. Very good agreement between simulations and measurements in anechoic chamber has been obtained. Comparisons of the antenna with and without the EBG structure have been conducted to study its influence in terms of gain. This new EBG antenna is an excellent candidate for several applications due to its high gain and good polarization purity.