Integrated miniature PIFA with artificial magnetic conductor metamaterials

  • US 10,068,703 B1
  • Filed: 12/30/2014
  • Issued: 09/04/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/21/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An antenna structure comprising:

  • a printed circuit board (PCB) comprising a top surface, a bottom surface, a first inner layer, and a second inner layer;

    a planar inverted F antenna (PIFA) disposed over the top surface and the bottom surface; and

    an artificial magnetic conductor (AMC) cell comprising a backing metal layer defining the first inner layer and an AMC metal layer defining the second inner layer, wherein the AMC layer is configured to reflect energy radiated by the PIFA.

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