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EBG Structures Design for Low

Mutual Coupling in UWB Microstrip


Arrays Antennas Applications
A.Slimani 1, S.D. Bennani 2, A. El Alami 3
1,3
University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, Faculty of Sciences and Technics, Morocco.
2
University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, National School of Applied Sciences, Morocco.

List of figures:

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Fig. 1. One-dimensional EBG transmission lines: (a) a microstrip line with periodic holes on
the ground plane and (b) a composite right- and left-handed transmission line.

Fig. 2. Two-dimensional EBG surfaces: (a) a mushroom-like surface and (b) a uni-planar
surface.
Fig. 3. Three-dimensional EBG structures: (a) a woodpile dielectric structure (b) a multi-
layer metallic tripod array

Fig. 4. Effect of the spacing between the radiating elements of linear array antennas of 6
elements.

Fig. 5. EBG structure


Fig. 6. EBG structure located in an antenna array

Fig. 7. Linear array antennas 4x1. (a) Array without EBG structures. (b) Array with EBG
structures.
Fig. 8. Linear array antennas 8x1. (a) Array without EBG structures. (b) Array with EBG
structures.

Fig. 9. Comparison between the return loss of array antennas with and without EBG
structures
Fig. 10. Comparison between the coefficient of transmission of array antennas with and
without EBG structures

Fig. 11. Distribution of the E field on the surface of the array antennas 4x1 before putting the
EBG structures

Fig. 12. Distribution of the E field on the surface of the array antennas 4x1 after putting the
EBG structures
Fig. 13. Distribution of the current J on the surface of the array antennas 4x1 before putting
the EBG structures

Fig. 14. Distribution of the current J on the surface of the array antennas 4x1 after putting the
EBG structures

Fig. 15. Comparison between the return loss of array antennas 8x1 with and without EBG
structures
Fig. 16. Comparison between the coefficient of transmission of array antennas 8x1 with and
without EBG structures

Fig. 17. Distribution of the E field on the surface of the array antennas 8x1 before putting the
EBG structures

Fig. 18. Distribution of the E field on the surface of the array antennas 8x1 before putting the
EBG structures
Fig. 19. Distribution of the current J on the surface of the array antennas 8x1 before putting
the EBG structures

Fig. 20. Distribution of the current J on the surface of the array antennas 8x1 after putting the
EBG structures