Design and Modeling of Electromagnetic Impedance Surfaces to Reduce Coupling between Antennas


We study the coupling problem of two waveguide antennas using the design of a two-dimensional inhomogeneous impedance structure with a fixed reflected field. Since this structure enables electromagnetic compatibility between antennas located on a plane, the behaviors of the electromagnetic field along the impedance structure are investigated. The method of moments is used to solve the integral equations and the numerical results are presented and analyzed. To reduce coupling between antennas, we need to take into account both the amplitude distribution of the field along the structure and in the openings of the antennas. In addition, while designing the structure, it is necessary to control the coefficient of decoupling.

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Y. Joe, J. Essiben, J. Cho and E. Hedin, "Design and Modeling of Electromagnetic Impedance Surfaces to Reduce Coupling between Antennas," Wireless Engineering and Technology, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2012, pp. 152-159. doi: 10.4236/wet.2012.33022.

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