OS1-2 Effects on the antenna’s radiation pattern due to metamaterial-based sub-wavelength insulation

A metamaterial-based insulator is proposed for highly compact MIMO-systems. In previous work, the proposed insulator has been demonstrated to reduce efficiently the coupling at PEC boundaries between two very close antennas on a common ground plane. The present study concentrates on the effects of this insulator on the antenna radiation pattern. The chosen operating frequency is 2.4 GHz considering that it is a usual frequency for many indoor wireless applications. The theoretical results are supported by numerical simulations.

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