An antenna is an integral component in a wireless communication system. The choice of the antenna geometry of these systems depends on the preferred specifications. Depending upon the variation in the geometry and feeding technique, the performance of the antenna can be modified. For any communication system design an antenna with a better transmission range, improved reflection and radiation characteristics at the designed frequencies is desired. An asymmetric coplanar strip fed antenna is designed and analyzed in this paper. This structure gives better performance compared to microstrip and coplanar waveguide (CPW) fed omni-directional antennas. The proposed antenna is compact with reduced complexity, providing appreciable gain. A monopole antenna system with a metamaterial ground plane on the same plane is proposed. This antenna operates in the 2.45 GHz Wi-Fi band. The radiating element and the metamaterial ground plane are optimized for the best performance of the antenna system. For optimum performance of the antenna, open loop resonator is also studied as the ground plane. Miniaturization is achieved with metamaterial ground plane without changing the characteristic of the monopole antenna structure. The monopole antenna with the metamaterial ground plane is found to be compact with resonance at 2.45 GHz offering a 2 : 1 VSWR bandwidth of 217 MHz. The radiation pattern of the designed antenna is omni-directional with a gain of 3.124 dBi at the resonant frequency. The antenna is designed and optimized using ANSYS HFSS 14. The optimized antennas are fabricated using FR4 substrate and are experimentally validated using Vector Network Analyzer E5080A.
Meenu L, S. Aiswarya, and Dr. Sreedevi K Menon, “Compact Monopole Antenna with Metamaterial ground plane”, in Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium - Fall (PIERS - FALL), 2017, Singapore, 2018.