A reconfigurable H-shape antenna for wireless applications

AbuTarboush, Hattan F., Nilavalan, R., Nasr, K.M., Al-Raweshidy, H.S. and Budimir, Djuradj (2010) A reconfigurable H-shape antenna for wireless applications. In: Proceedings of the Fourth European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP2010), 12-16 April 2010, Barcelona, Spain. IEEE, pp. 1-4. ISBN 9781424464319

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This paper presents a novel H-Shaped reconfigurable microstrip patch antenna fed by a Grounded Coplanar Waveguide (GCPW) for wireless applications. The uniqueness in the presented antenna design relies in the ability to select the number of operating frequencies electronically by using a varactor diode. The antenna structure consists of coplanar waveguide (CPW) input with an H-shape printed on a PCB and a varactor diode for reconfigurability. By electronically varying the value of the diode capacitance, the antenna can operate in a single band mode to cover Global Position System (GPS), a dual band mode to cover GPS and Global System for Mobile communications (GSM1900) or a three-band mode to cover GPS, GSM1900 and Bluetooth or Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN).

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Electronics and Computer Science, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2011 10:18
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2011 10:18
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/8999

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