Simple Boundary Condition for Canonical EBG Surface: PMC-Backed Uniaxial Medium
Journal article, 2016
A simple-to-use replacement model for isotropic electromagnetic bandgap (EBG) surfaces such as mushroom surfaces is investigated. Properties of EBG surfaces strongly depend on the incidence angle of the incoming plane wave. The suggested model takes this behavior into account and actually represents the ideal EBG surface. The model is based on uniaxial representation of a thin DB layer backed by a perfect magnetic conductor (PMC) plate. We investigate how this model behaves in comparison with a realistic mushroom surface, and when it can be applied. The results show that the proposed model can be used for both far field calculations and antenna coupling evaluation.
canonical boundary conditions
electromagnetic bandgap (EBG) surfaces