Microstrip Patch Antenna Miniaturization Using Magneto-Dielectric Substrates for Electromagnetic Energy Harvesting

Published online: May 19, 2021 Full Text: PDF (1.27 MiB) DOI: 10.24138/jcomss-2020-0005
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Taher AlSharabati


A mathematical modelling, and a derivation of the main parameters of the Magneto – Dielectric materials (substrate) and their effect on microstrip patch antenna design is shown. The Magneto – Dielectric materials (substrate) is shown to miniaturize the antenna size and enhance the bandwidth when used in the design of the microstrip patch antenna. The progression of the foundational modelling starts with laying out the concepts of the ferrimagnetic materials in terms of their permeability and permittivity, the components of antenna miniaturization. First, a ground free elliptical microstrip patch antenna (GFDSEPA) is simulated for miniaturization purposes at the 900MHz cellular band. A size reduction of almost 50% as well as bandwidth enhancement (100%) is achieved by utilizing the GFDSEPA. More size reduction is achieved by employing the magneto – dielectric structure; in this case the commercially available Rogers MAGTREX 555 substrate is used. Other performance parameters show comparable results between the antenna simulated based on dielectric only substrate and the one based on magneto–dielectric substrate. A comparison of the main parameters between the results of this work and other results in the literature is shown. The application of the microstrip patch antenna design in energy harvesting, by using a rectifier circuit, is shown. Layout scenarios of the energy harvester are proposed. The proposed layout of the energy harvester ensures practicality of the proposed design and assures correlation between simulation results and experimental results.


Electromagnetic energy harvesting, microstrip patch antenna, antenna return loss, plane radiation, antenna gain, antenna impedance
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