An extension of the pole-zero matching method proposed by Stefano Maci for the analysis of electromagnetic bandgap (EBG) structures composed by lossless dipole-based frequency selective surfaces (FSS) printed on stratified dielectric media, is presented in this paper. With this novel expansion, the dipoles length appears as a variable in the analytical dispersion equation. Thus, modal dispersion curves as a function of the dipoles length can be easily obtained with the only restriction of single Floquet mode propagation. These geometry-dispersion curves are essential for the efficient analysis and design of practical EBG structures, such as waveguides loaded with artificial magnetic conductors (AMC) for miniaturization, or leaky-wave antennas (LWA) using partially reflective surfaces (PRS). These two practical examples are examined in this paper. Results are compared with full-wave 2D and 3D simulations showing excellent agreement, thus validating the proposed technique and illustrating its utility for practical designs. © 2010 IEEE.
- electromagnetic bandgap structures (EBG)
- Artificial magnetic conductors (AMC)
- leaky-wave antennas (LWA)
- periodic surfaces
- frequency selective surfaces (FSS)
- partially reflective surfaces (PRS)
- transmission line networks