In this paper, Antipodal Vivaldi antennas with enhanced directivity using Anisotropic Zero Index Metamaterial (AZIM) are presented. These antennas are needed in order to implement a compact small Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) that operates at 3.35 GHz. The main goal is to enhance the antenna's directivity using AZIM with the Antipodal Vivaldi antenna with a size shorter than 3Ȝ0 (Ȝ0 is the corresponding wavelength of the operational frequency), which is a typical size in many publications. Challenges and disadvantages to carry out this research are presented. A discussion on making a comparison among three antenna prototypes where AZIM was embedded is also presented.
|Title of host publication||IET Conference Publications|
|Publisher||Institution of Engineering and Technology|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781785618161, 9781785618437, 9781785618468, 9781785618871, 9781785619427, 9781785619694, 9781839530036|
|State||Published - 2018|
|Event||12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2018 - London, United Kingdom|
Duration: 9 Apr 2018 → 13 Apr 2018
|Name||IET Conference Publications|
|Conference||12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2018|
|Period||9/04/18 → 13/04/18|
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- Anisotropic zero index metamaterial
- Antipodal vivaldi antenna
- Enhance directivity