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A COMPACT SLOT-ANTENNA WITH TUNABLE-FREQUENCY FOR WLAN, WIMAX, LTE, AND X-BAND APPLICATIONS

By F. Fertas, M. Challal, and K. Fertas

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Abstract:
In this paper, a new monopole compact antenna with tunable frequency fed by a coplanar waveguide (CPW) for WiMAX, WLAN, LTE bands, and X-band satellite communication system is presented. This is achieved by adequate combination of a new radiating patch element along with slots and switches. The simulation and measurement results show that depending on ON/OFF states, the proposed reconfigurable antenna, printed on an FR4 substrate, can operate in four applicable frequency bands, i.e., [2.37-2.75 GHz], [3.15-4.08 GHz], [4.48-5.92 GHz], and [6.69-8.31 GHz]. Very interesting results for the reflection coefficient, current distribution, and radiation pattern of the antenna are presented and discussed. The measured results are in good agreement with the simulated ones.

Citation:
F. Fertas, M. Challal, and K. Fertas, "A Compact Slot-Antenna with Tunable-Frequency for WLAN, WiMAX , LTE, and X-Band Applications," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 102, 203-212, 2020.
doi:10.2528/PIERC20020304
http://www.jpier.org/pierc/pier.php?paper=20020304

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