CPW-Fed Patch Antenna with Reflecting Metasurface Covering for WLAN and WiMAX Applications
A coplanar waveguide (CPW)-fed multiband patch antenna with the integration reflecting metasurface covering has been designed and performance characteristics are critically analyzed. The proposed low profile antenna can offers the wireless communications services for WLAN and WiMAX applications. The rectangular shaped patch antenna consists of pair of C-, L- and splitted-T shape slotted radiator, and 2D reflective metasurface covering at the back of patch which is separated by dielectric layer of substrate. The details of the antenna design structure and performance criteria are discussed through numerical simulation using full-wave electromagnetic simulator. The simulation results shows that by employing the reflecting metasurface covering, the -10dB impedance bandwidth has considerably increased than the typical CPW-fed patchantenna: from 440 MHz to 570 MHz (29%), 390 MHz to 480 MHz (23%) and 900 MHz to 1060 MHz(18%) for three different operating bands centered at 2.5, 3.5 and 5.5 GHz respectively. The simulated result shows the antenna with RMC integration achieves peak gain of 6.56 dBi, 6.43dBi and 6.97 dBi with average gain of 6.45 dBi, 6.27 dBi and 6.82 dBi at three operating bandsrespectively which are higher than the typical patch antenna.