META 2021, META'12

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Novel antenna concepts via coordinate transformation
Paul-Henri Tichit, Shah Nawaz Burokur, Xinying Wu, Dylan Germain, André de Lustrac

Last modified: 2011-11-18


Using the idea of wave manipulation via coordinate transformation, we demonstrate the design of novel antenna concepts. The manipulation is enabled by composite metamaterials that realize the space coordinate transformation. We present the design, realization and characterization of three types of antennas: a directive, a beam steerable and a quasi-isotropic one.  Numerical simulations together with experimental measurements are performed in order to validate the concept. Near-field cartography and far-field pattern measurements performed on a fabricated prototype agree qualitatively with Finite Element Method (FEM) simulations. It is shown that a particular radiation can be transformed at ease into a desired one by modifying the electromagnetic properties of the space around it. This idea can find various applications in novel antenna design techniques for aeronautical and transport domains.


metamaterials; coordinate transformation; antennas