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Title: Antenna performance on quasi synthetic media
Authors: Njoku, Chinwe C.
Whittow, W.G.
Vardaxoglou, J.C.
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © IEEE
Citation: NJOKU, C.C., WHITTOW, W.G. and VARDAXOGLOU, J.C., 2012. Antenna performance on quasi synthetic media. IN: 2012 IEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technology, iWAT, Tuscon, Arizona, March 5-7, pp. 299-302.
Abstract: While we seem to be experiencing a material evolution by applying unique properties of metamaterials, such as negative constitutive parameters and to some extent cloaking phenomena, not much attention has been paid in the practical suitability of synthetic materials towards antenna designs. The antenna designer is often faced with a judicious choice of:- complexity in the conducting/radiating shape, substrate and radome parameters, cost as well as ever increasing environmental effects both in the construction but also in the disposal of the antenna as part of a recycling process. This paper will outline some of the hypotheses and processes that underpin our terminology of quasi synthetic media and will proceed to illustrate how one can obtain a variety of dielectric (and magnetic) effective contrasts from 3-D structures containing either dielectric or conducting micro particles. Some representative patch designs are considered to indicate how one could replace cumbersome conventional design and manufacturing processes by using nanotechnology and additive manufacturing.
Description: © 2012 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1109/IWAT.2012.6178672
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/9991
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IWAT.2012.6178672
ISBN: 9781467300377
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