Gain enhancement of reactively loaded aperture antennas

R. T. Maximidis, A. B. Smolders, G. Toso, D. Caratelli

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The goal of this paper is to show that a reactively loaded antenna is able to provide maximum directivity similar to the one featured by a uniformly excited array featuring the same physical aperture. In particular, it is shown that the superdirectivity behavior of such an antenna can be achieved without compromising the relevant radiation efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 International Workshop on Antenna Technology
Subtitle of host publicationSmall Antennas, Innovative Structures, and Applications, iWAT 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781509051779
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2017
Event2017 International Workshop on Antenna Technology, iWAT 2017 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 1 Mar 20173 Mar 2017


Conference2017 International Workshop on Antenna Technology, iWAT 2017


  • Parasitic elements
  • Reactively loaded antennas
  • Superdirectivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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