UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have developed a miniaturized split ring resonator antenna that has good radiation efficiency, wide bandwidth and an omni-directional radiation pattern making it ideal for integration on small handset components in wireless communication systems.
Antenna radiation efficiency and bandwidth are directly related to the quality factor of the resonator, which is usually inversely proportional to the antenna size. It is difficult to design a small antenna with high radiation efficiency and wide bandwidth performance, thus most designs do not provide good enough performance for practical applications.
Researchers at UCLA have developed a novel antenna structure based on a vertical split ring resonator configuration that allows for miniaturization while maintaining its small size, good radiation efficiency and high bandwidth performance.
Device has been modeled and experimental tested in the lab.
|United States Of America||Issued Patent||9,502,761||11/22/2016||2011-697|