Widely tunable multiband reconfigurable patch antenna for wireless applications

AbuTarboush, Hattan F. and Nilavalan, R. and Nasr, K.M. and Al-Raweshidy, H.S. and Budimir, Djuradj (2010) Widely tunable multiband reconfigurable patch antenna for wireless applications. In: Proceedings of the Fourth European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP2010), 12-16 April 2010, Barcelona, Spain. IEEE, pp. 1-3. ISBN 9781424464319

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A design of a low profile reconfigurable microstrip patch antenna is presented. The antenna consists of four sup-patches connected to one feed line, each sub-patch generates a single band. By placing a variable capacitor at the input of the sub-patches, the impedance matching frequency of the antenna can be tuned over a wide range starting from 0.92 GHz to 2.98 GHz with total tunability rang of 2060 MHz. The proposed antenna designed to operate in the Global System for Mobile communication (GSM900, 880–960 MHz)/ Digital Communication System (DCS1800, 1710–1880 MHz)/ Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS, 1920–2170 MHz)/ Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN, 2400–2483.5 MHz)/ and Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX, 2495–2700 MHz). The total size of the proposed antenna is 50 × 50 mm2 which is suitable for small wireless devices.

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 10:20
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2011 10:20
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/9000

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