Metamaterial-inspired, electrically small huygens sources

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Electrically small electric and magnetic dipole antennas are introduced that are based on electric and magnetic near-field resonant parasitic (NFRP) elements that are electrically coupled to the driven element. By properly combining these two NFRP antenna types, electrically small Huygens sources are realized. The proposed Huygens sources have one feed point, are well matched to 50 Ω, and have high radiation efficiencies. Their predicted directivity patterns approach the known Huygens source theoretical limit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5473034
Pages (from-to)501-505
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
StatePublished - Jun 21 2010


  • Directivity
  • Electrically small antennas (ESAs)
  • Huygens source

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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