Investigation of Mutual Coupling Effects in Conventional and Fractal Capacitive Coupled Suspended RMSAs
International Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
Volume 1, Issue 4, November 2013, Pages: 119-123
Received: Oct. 6, 2013; Published: Nov. 10, 2013
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Miti Bharatkumar Sukhadia, Post Graduate Department, Mahatma Basaveshwar Education Society’s, College of Engineering, Ambajogai, India
Veeresh Gangappa Kasabegoudar, Post Graduate Department, Mahatma Basaveshwar Education Society’s, College of Engineering, Ambajogai, India
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Abstract
An array of coplanar capacitive coupled suspended microstrip antenna has been investigated to study the mutual coupling effect between its elements. Also, the work is extended to study the mutual coupling effect in Koch shaped coplanar capacitive coupled suspended fractal microstrip antenna. From the investigations it is observed that less coupling effect occurs between the elements in fractal array. This study reveals the use of fractal geometries in place of conventional (regular) shapes because of their numerous advantages like self similarity property, ability to excite multiple resonant modes etc. Antenna arrays are simulated using IE3D software from Zeland which is based on Method of Moments (MoM).
Keywords
Microstrip Antennas, Fractal Antennas, Miniaturization, Mutual Coupling
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Miti Bharatkumar Sukhadia, Veeresh Gangappa Kasabegoudar, Investigation of Mutual Coupling Effects in Conventional and Fractal Capacitive Coupled Suspended RMSAs, International Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing. Vol. 1, No. 4, 2013, pp. 119-123. doi: 10.11648/j.wcmc.20130104.16
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