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Prof. Pascal Lorenz
University of Haute Alsace, France
 
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJFCC. The journal publishes good papers in the field of future computer and communication. Hopefully, IJFCC will become a recognized journal among the readers in the filed of future computer and communication.

IJFCC 2014 Vol.3(2): 76-79 ISSN: 2010-3751
DOI: 10.7763/IJFCC.2014.V3.271

Comparison of Compact EBG Structures on the Mutual Coupling Reduction of Antenna Arrays

D. Helena Margaret, M. R. Subasree, S. Susithra, S. S. Keerthika, and B. Manimegalai
Abstract—Mutual coupling is a critical issue in compact array design and reducing this is one of the main efforts in Microstrip antenna array design. Periodic structures can help in this situation by suppressing surface wave propagation in a given frequency range. The purpose of this work is to show the viability of using 2D EBG structures to this aim. This paper presents a double element Microstrip antenna array inserted with the EBG structures like conventional mushroom, Jerusalem cross slot and slot loaded EBGs around 5-6 GHz. The performances are compared for mutual coupling reduction. Simulated results verify the improvement in performance of the antenna array compared to the array antenna without EBG. The slot loaded EBG is found to be good showing a 5.8dB mutual coupling reduction.

Index Terms—Electromagnetic bandgap (EBG) structures, microstrip antenna arrays, mutual coupling, surface wave.

D. Helena Margaret, M. R. Subasree, S. Susithra, S. S. Keerthika are with Velammal College of Engineering and Technolgy India (email: silverstar.suba@ gmail.com)
B. Manimegalai is with Thiagarajar College of Enginering.

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Cite:D. Helena Margaret, M. R. Subasree, S. Susithra, S. S. Keerthika, and B. Manimegalai, "Comparison of Compact EBG Structures on the Mutual Coupling Reduction of Antenna Arrays," International Journal of Future Computer and Communication vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 76-79, 2014.

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