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A MEANDERED LOOP ANTENNA FOR LTE/WWAN OPERATIONS IN A SMART PHONE

By C.-W. Chiu, C.-H. Chang, and Y.-J. Chi

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Abstract:
This paper presents a multiband meandered loop antenna for smart phone applications. The proposed antenna which features a meandered folded-loop generates two resonance modes in the LTE/GSM bands. The current distributions of the excited resonance modes are analyzed to investigate the mode characteristic. By using a capacitively coupled feed on the backplane, the impedance bandwidth is broadened to cover LTE/WWAN bands. The simulation performed in this research used a high frequency structure simulator (HFSS) to optimally design the antenna, and a practical structure was constructed for the test. Details of the various antenna parameters are presented and discussed in this paper.

Citation:
C.-W. Chiu, C.-H. Chang, and Y.-J. Chi, "A Meandered Loop Antenna for LTE/WWAN Operations in a Smart Phone," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 16, 147-160, 2010.
doi:10.2528/PIERC10072503

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