Realization of composite right/left-handed transmission line using broadside coupled coplanar waveguides
- A F Abdelaziz, T M Abuelfadl, O L Elsayed
- IEEE Inter. Symposium on Antennas and Propagation
—This paper presents a realization of composite right/left handed transmission lines using coupled microstrip lines. This structure exploits the advantages of the microstrip lines, while increases the coupling by a floating conductor at the ground plane. The performance of this composite right/left-handed line is demonstrated by both simulated and measured results, and they show good agreement. The designed line has broad bandwidth with low losses and small size. A novel dominant mode leaky wave antenna design, using the previous structure, is presented with backward to forward scanning capability.