Low-Profile Broadband Metasurface Antenna under Multimode Resonance

Sihao LIU, Deqiang YANG, Yongpin CHEN, Kai SUN, Xiaokun ZHANG*, Yong XIANG

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A broadband metasurface antenna is proposed in this letter. The antenna is based on a nonperiodic metasurface. The modal behavior of the metasurface and the slot is analyzed using characteristic modes analysis (CMA). Three desired modes of the metasurface are found. Furthermore, the slot acts not only as a feeding structure but also as a metasurface-loaded antenna. By combining the three modes of the metasurface and the modes of the slot, the wide bandwidth is achieved under multimode resonance. To verify the design, the proposed metasurface antenna is simulated, fabricated, and tested. The results show that the proposed metasurface antenna achieves a wide impedance bandwidth above 79% and a wide 3 dB realized gain bandwidth of 77%.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9473016
Pages (from-to)1696-1700
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2021
Externally publishedYes

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  • Broadband
  • characteristic modes analysis (CMA)
  • metasurface antenna
  • multimodes resonance


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