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ISRN Communications and Networking
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 951290, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/951290
Research Article

Gain Improvement of Dual Band Antenna Based on Complementary Rectangular Split-Ring Resonator

Millimeter Wave Laboratory, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Public University of Navarra, Arrosadía Campus, 31006 Pamplona, Spain

Received 7 October 2011; Accepted 9 November 2011

Academic Editors: C. Luxey and J. K. Muppala

Copyright © 2012 Noelia Ortiz 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.

Abstract

A simple and successful dual band patch linear polarized rectangular antenna design is presented. The dual band antenna is designed etching a complementary rectangular split-ring resonator in the patch of a conventional rectangular patch antenna. Furthermore, a parametric study shows the influence of the location of the CSRR particle on the radiation characteristics of the dual band antenna. Going further, a miniaturization of the conventional rectangular patch antenna and an enhancement of the complementary split-ring resonator resonance gain versus the location of the CSRR on the patch are achieved. The dual band antenna design has been made feasible due to the quasistatic resonance property of the complementary split-ring resonators. The simulated results are compared with measured data and good agreement is reported.