A New Design of a Compact Metamaterial Antenna for RFID Handheld Applications
AbstractThe development of miniature antennas is the key requirements for radio frequency identification applications in various fields. A new design of a compact metamaterial microstrip antenna based CSRR resonators is proposed. The proposed metamaterial antenna has a simple structure, it is formed by a rectangular patch embedded a T shaped slot in one side and a two metamaterial unit cells formed by CSRR etched from the ground plane in the other side. The designed antenna is printed on an epoxy Frame Resistant 4 substrate by using CST Microwave Studio. It operates at two RFID bands around 5.8GHz and 2.45GHz. The designed antenna was fabricated using an LPKF machine and the simulated results were validated by measurements.
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