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dc.contributor.authorAntoniades, Marcos A.en
dc.contributor.authorEleftheriades, G. V.en
dc.creatorAntoniades, Marcos A.en
dc.creatorEleftheriades, G. V.en
dc.description.abstractA reduced beam-squinting printed leaky-wave antenna (LWA) is proposed, comprising cascaded negative-refractive-index transmission-line (NRI-TL) metamaterial unit cells. Each NRI-TL unit cell is implemented in co-planar strip (CPS) technology and consists of a host TL loaded with series interdigitated capacitors and shunt meandered inductors. Periodic analysis is applied to the NRI-TL unit cell in order to extract the dispersion and Bloch impedance characteristics. Subsequently, the angular variation of the main radiated beam with frequency or "beam squinting"is derived, based on the expression for the Bloch propagation constant of the NRI-TL line. It is shown that by operating the LWA in the upper right-handed band where the phase and group velocities are closest to the speed of light, the beam squinting that the antenna experiences can be minimized. The theoretical performance of the LWA is verified through full-wave simulations and measurements of a fabricated prototype designed to produce a radiated beam at an angle of θsc = +45° at fo = 5 GHz. This 20-element NRI-TL LWA exhibits a measured return-loss bandwidth below -10 dB of 0.91 GHz (18.2%), and an average beam squint of 0.031°/ MHz. The proposed NRI-TL LWA is uniplanar, differential and broadband, and therefore suitable for integration with other microwave components and devices. © 2008 IEEE.en
dc.sourceIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagationen
dc.subjectComputer simulationen
dc.subjectElectric inductorsen
dc.subjectRefractive indexen
dc.subjectNegative refractive indexen
dc.subjectBeam squintingen
dc.subjectBloch impedanceen
dc.subjectCo-planar stripen
dc.subjectCoplanar waveguidesen
dc.subjectLeaky-wave antennaen
dc.subjectLeaky-wave antennas (lwas)en
dc.subjectNegative refractive index (nri)en
dc.subjectPeriodic structuresen
dc.titleA CPS leaky-wave antenna with reduced beam squinting using NRI-TL metamaterialsen
dc.description.endingpage721Πολυτεχνική Σχολή / Faculty of EngineeringΤμήμα Ηλεκτρολόγων Μηχανικών και Μηχανικών Υπολογιστών / Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
dc.source.abbreviationIEEE Trans Antennas Propagen
dc.contributor.orcidAntoniades, Marcos A. [0000-0002-9699-2387]

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