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International Journal of Microwave Science and Technology
Volume 2008 (2008), Article ID 562193, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2008/562193
Research Article

A Novel High-Performance Patch Radiator

Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Delhi College of Engineering, University of Delhi, Delhi 110042, India

Received 2 December 2007; Revised 15 March 2008; Accepted 2 June 2008

Academic Editor: Jan-Erik Mueller

Copyright © 2008 N. S. Raghava and Asok De. 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.

Abstract

A novel two-layer highly efficient directive E-shaped patch radiator is described. By modifying the geometry of a rectangular patch and by introducing two slits, the size of the original rectangular patch is reduced. Further reduction in the size is achieved by stacking E-shaped patches. Both gain and efficiency of this modified antenna is increased by 16%. It is also observed that by introducing EBG structure, the bandwidth of the antenna is increased by 10.5% approximately.