Design of Frequency Reconfigurable Antenna on Dielectric and Magnetic Metamaterial Composite Substrate
Reconfigurable planar antennas are essential in multifunctional wireless communication devices. This paper presents the design of a frequency reconfigurable patch antenna printed on a composite substrate made of a dielectric and a magnetic metamaterial (MMM). The MMM comprises magnetized ferrite slabs with embedded split-ring resonators (SRR). The constructive coupling between the resonances of the magnetized ferrites and SRR is optimized to achieve promising reconfigurable properties. The proposed frequency reconfigurable antenna demonstrates a 158% increase in the frequency tuning range. Furthermore, the simulated results are experimentally verified, and the composite substrate shows slight effects on the antenna radiation characteristics.
This work was supported by the Deanship of Research Oversight and Coordination (DROC) at KFUPM under the Interdisciplinary Research Center for Communication Systems and Sensing through Project INCS2106.
Email Address of Submitting Authorhusseintt@gmail.com
ORCID of Submitting Author0000-0002-6407-9251
Submitting Author's InstitutionKing Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)
Submitting Author's Country
- Saudi Arabia