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International Journal of Microwave Science and Technology
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 453710, 9 pages
Research Article

Turn Ratio, Substrates’ Permittivity Characterization, and Analysis of Split Ring Resonator Based Antenna

1Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Olabisi Onabanjo University, PMB 5026, Ifo, Ogun State, Nigeria
2School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 14300 Nibong Tebal, Penang, Malaysia

Received 30 June 2015; Accepted 8 October 2015

Academic Editor: Walter De Raedt

Copyright © 2015 Seyi S. Olokede 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.


The turn ratio, coupling space between sections, and substrate permittivity effects on spilt ring resonator (SRR) are investigated. The analysis of the presented SRR with respect to the effects of substrate and number of gaps per ring to further characterize its peculiarities is experimented with miniaturized capability as our intent. Six different SRRs were designed with different turn ratios, and the sixth is rectangular microstrip patch centre-inserted. Different numbers and gap sizes are cut on the SRRs while the gap spacing between the conductors of the SRR was varied to determine their effects taking cognizance of the effects of different substrates. The designs were investigated numerically using 3D finite integration technique commercial EM solver, and the resulting designs were prototyped and subsequently measured. Findings indicate that the reflection coefficient of the MSRR with centre-inserted patch antenna is better compared to MSRR without the patch antenna irrespective of the laminate substrate board, and so is its gain.