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A NEW COMPACT MICROSTRIP-FED MONOPOLE ANTENNA FOR TRIPLE BAND WLAN/WIMAX APPLICATIONS

By S. M. Ellis, Z. Zhao, J. Wu, Z.-P. Nie, and Q. H. Liu

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Abstract:
A new compact printed tri-band antenna for WLAN/WiMAX applications is presented. The proposed antenna consists of three inverted L-shaped strips whose geometry looks like a ``bent fork''. These strips are attached to the feed line through a horizontal strip. By optimizing the geometries of the inverted L-shaped strips, distinct resonant points can be effectively created for different frequency bands. The overall size of the proposed antenna is 18 x 33 mm2. Simulated and measured results show that the presented antenna can cover 2.5/3.5/5.5 WLAN and WIMAX bands with fairly stable radiation patterns. The antenna structure is simple, small, easily configurable and tuneable, and therefore suitable for practical applications.

Citation:
S. M. Ellis, Z. Zhao, J. Wu, Z.-P. Nie, and Q. H. Liu, "A New Compact Microstrip-Fed Monopole Antenna for Triple Band WLAN/WiMAX Applications," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 48, 129-135, 2014.
doi:10.2528/PIERL14061004

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