High-impedance surfaces with periodically perforated ground planes

Ahmet Cemal Durgun, Constantine Balanis, Craig R. Birtcher, Hai Huang, Hongyu Yu

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Because of the design limitations of conventional high-impedance surfaces (HIS), it is not possible to miniaturize the HIS and increase the bandwidth, simultaneously. To overcome this, a novel HIS is proposed with a periodically perforated ground plane. The magnetic flux flowing through the perforations results in an extra inductance which increases the fractional bandwidth and decreases the center frequency. Since the perforated HIS can also be considered as a defected ground structure (DGS), surface wave suppression can also be achieved by properly determining the geometry of the perforations. Therefore, a bandgap can be obtained without the need of vias, which considerably increase fabrication costs. It is also possible to tune and overlap the reflection phase and surface wave suppression bands. However, due to the rotational asymmetry of the structure, surface wave suppression is achieved in only one direction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6839037
Pages (from-to)4510-4517
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2014


  • Bandwidth enhancement
  • Electromagnetic bandgap (EBG)
  • High-impedance surface (HIS)
  • Miniaturization
  • Surface wave suppression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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