Printed multiband metamaterial-inspired antennas

Saber Dakhli, Hatem Rmili, Jean Marie Floc'H, Muntasir Sheikh, Abdallah Dobaie, Kourosh Mahdjoubi, Fethi Choubani, Richard W. Ziolkowski

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A family of multiband metamaterial-inspired dipole antennas are reported. These antennas are based on a dipole integrated in a planar configuration with capacitively loaded loops (CLLs) as their near-field resonant parasitic (NFRP) elements. In the realized structures, the number of operating frequencies is determined by the size of the CLLs and their proximity to the printed dipole. Simulation results explain the design features and demonstrate that the structures present a multiband behavior. Three corresponding prototypes were fabricated and tested. The measured impedance mismatch and radiation pattern results are presented and are shown to be in good agreement with their simulated values.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1281-1289
Number of pages9
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016


  • capacitively loaded loop
  • metamaterial-inspired structures
  • multiband behavior
  • printed dipole antennas
  • radiation patterns

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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