Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2761

Full Length Research Paper

A metamaterial inspired miniaturized phi-shaped high gain antenna for skin cancer detection

Vipul Sharma1, S.S. Pattnaik2, S. Devi2 and  Nitin3
1Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar, India. 2Department of ETV, NITTTR, Chandigarh, India. 3Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, UTU, Dehradun, India
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 18 October 2011
  •  Published: 09 December 2011


This paper introduces a new low cost, robust miniaturized micro strip high gain antenna inspired with metamaterial split ring resonator structure (SRR). Because of metamaterials property, there has been considerable reduction in size. The overall antenna structure is phi shaped which is equivalently two SRRs placed back to back. This miniaturized phi shaped antenna (MPSA) thus obtained, has been simulated on EM solver Ansoft HFSS and scattering matrix parameters are analyzed. Excellent performance in terms size, gain and radiation pattern is achieved. These types of antennas are very useful for applications where space of equipment is a constraint like microwave detection of skin cancer.


Key words: Metamaterial, split ring resonator, microwave, microstrip structures, miniaturized antennas.