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Dielectric Ebg Corner Reflector Antenna

TitleDielectric Ebg Corner Reflector Antenna
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsBiancotto, C., and P. Record
JournalJournal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications

In this paper, we present a novel dielectric EBG corner reflector antenna. The reflector is realized using dielectric rods arranged in a square lattice. The influence of reflector width, length and source distance from the corner apex is investigated using a simple two-dimensional antenna model; results are then used to design a three-dimensional antenna. A prototype was build and tested, showing a good agreement between simulations and measurements results: 40% impedance bandwidth is achieved as well as stable radiation patterns with a maximum gain of 13.5 dBi and a front-to-back-ratio greater than 20 dB.