Reconfigurable planar antennas are essential in multifunctional wireless communication devices. This letter 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.
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- planar antenna
- reconfigurable antenna
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering