Cylindrical anisotropic dielectric resonator antenna with improved gain

Saeed Fakhte*, Homayoon Oraizi, Ladislau Matekovits, Gianluca Dassano

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Uniaxial anisotropic material obtained by parallel layers of two different dielectrics is used to obtain a cylindrical dielectric resonator antenna (CDRA). As a consequence of the anisotropy, the boresight gain of the antenna is increased. The effect of the height-to-radius ratio on the boresight gain variation is also investigated. It is shown that by increasing this ratio, the directivity of the antenna in the boresight direction can be increased. A prototype of the anisotropic CDRA is fabricated and measured. A reasonable agreement between the simulated and measured results is attained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1404-1409
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017


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