Impedance Bandwidth Improvement of a Planar Antenna Based on Metamaterial-Inspired T-Matching Network Articles uri icon


  • Virdee, B.S.
  • Shukla, P.
  • Azpilicueta, L.
  • Wang, Y.
  • Naser-Moghadasi, M.
  • See, C.H.
  • Elfergani, I.
  • Zebiri, C.
  • Abd-Alhameed, R.A.
  • Huynen, I.
  • Denidni, T.A.
  • Falcone, F.
  • Limiti, E.

publication date

  • January 2021

start page

  • 67916

end page

  • 67927


  • 9

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2169-3536

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2169-3536


  • In this paper a metamaterial-inspired T-matching network is directly imbedded inside the feedline of a microstrip antenna to realize optimum power transfer between the front-end of an RF wireless transceiver and the antenna. The proposed T-matching network, which is composed of an arrangement of series capacitor, shunt inductor, series capacitor, exhibits left-handed metamaterial characteristics. The matching network is first theoretically modelled to gain insight of its limitations. It was then implemented directly in the 50- $\Omega $ feedline to a standard circular patch antenna, which is an unconventional methodology. The antenna's performance was verified through measurements. With the proposed technique there is 2.7 dBi improvement in the antenna's radiation gain and 12% increase in the efficiency at the center frequency, and this is achieved over a significantly wider frequency range by a factor of approximately twenty. Moreover, there is good correlation between the theoretical model, method of moments simulation, and the measurement results. © 2013 IEEE.


  • impedance matching metamaterial microstrip antenna t-matching circuit transmission-line antenna feeders electric impedance energy transfer metamaterial antennas metamaterials method of moments radio transceivers slot antennas wireless power transfer circular patch antenna good correlations impedance bandwidths left handed metamaterial matching networks series capacitors t-matching network theoretical modeling microstrip antennas