Dielectric cap loading technique for improving the antenna element performance

Mervi Hirvonen (Corresponding Author)

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    In this letter, a dielectric cap loading technique for improving the performance of dipole and loop elements is introduced. Traditionally, dielectric loading is considered a destructive method leading to increased antenna Q -values. However, in this letter, the dielectric loading is exploited to increase the antenna space capacitance, leading to performance enhancement and lower Q -values. The technique is realizable with 3-D dielectric (ceramic) blocks.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)431-434
    JournalIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • Antenna performance enhancement
    • dielectric loading
    • dipole antenna
    • loop antenna
    • Q-factor


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