Metamaterial-inspired engineering of antennas

Richard W. Ziolkowski, Peng Jin, Chia Ching Lin

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A variety of antennas have been engineered with metamaterials (MTMs) and metamaterial-inspired constructs to improve their performance characteristics. Examples include electrically small, near-field resonant parasitic (NFRP) antennas that require no matching network and have high radiation efficiencies. Experimental verification of their predicted behaviors has been obtained. Recent developments with this NFRP electrically small paradigm will be reviewed. They include considerations of increased bandwidths, as well as multiband and multifunctional extensions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5674065
Pages (from-to)1720-1731
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of the IEEE
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2011


  • Antenna efficiency
  • antenna theory
  • electrically small antennas
  • metamaterials (MTMs)
  • parasitics
  • quality factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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