Design and Investigation of Circularly Polarized RMPA with Chiral Metamaterial Cover

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Preet kaur 1,* S.K.Aggarwal 1 Asok De 2

1. Electronics Department, YMCA university of Science and Technology Faridabad, India

2. Director, National Institute of Technology, Patna(Bihar)

* Corresponding author.


Received: 15 Jan. 2016 / Revised: 2 Mar. 2016 / Accepted: 6 Apr. 2016 / Published: 8 May 2016

Index Terms

Chiral Metamaterial (CM), Left hand Circularly Polarized(LCP), Right hand Circular Polarized(RCP), Rectangular Microstrip Patch antenna(RMPA), linear polarization(LP), circular polarization(CP)


In this paper, a simple method for designing a circular polarized antenna using chiral metamaterial is presented. The antenna proposed in this paper consists of conventional linear polarized Rectangular Microstrip Patch Antenna (RMPA) and cover of bilayer twisted cross wire Chiral Metamaterial (CM). The placement of CM cover over the linearly polarized RMPA changes its polarization from linear to circular and the antenna produces a left handed circularly polarized wave at resonant frequency of 6.24GHz with axial ratio of 0.46 dB. Investigation of performance parameter of proposed antenna and parameters of unit cell of CM is also presented in the paper. 

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Preet kaur, S.K.Aggarwal, Asok De,"Design and Investigation of Circularly Polarized RMPA with Chiral Metamaterial Cover",International Journal of Wireless and Microwave Technologies(IJWMT), Vol.6, No.3, pp.61-70, 2016. DOI: 10.5815/ijwmt.2016.03.07


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