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THREE OPTIMIZED OMNIDIRECTIONAL MICROSTRIP ANTENNAS (OMA) FOR WLAN APPLICATIONS

By S. H. Esmaeli, M. Khalaj-Amirhosseini, and S. H. Sedighy

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Abstract:
In this paper, three omnidirectional microstrip array antennas are optimized, fabricated and measured. The proposed planar antennas are composed from series of microstrip line sections with inverted top and bottom conductors at each section. The antenna design parameters are optimized to design three different antennas: wide bandwidth, high-gain and dual-band antennas. In the wideband antenna, a good impedance matching is obtained for relative bandwidth of 31% that covers the frequency range of WLAN. The dualband omnidirectional antenna operates at 2.45 GHz and 5.25 GHz with gain of 6.69 dBi and 7.71 dBi, respectively. Also, the optimized high-gain antenna achieves 9.3 dBi gain. The three optimized antennas are fabricated and tested. The measurement results show a very good agreement with the simulation ones. The optimization results verify the ability and capability of the antenna to achieve the desired specifications.

Citation:
S. H. Esmaeli, M. Khalaj-Amirhosseini, and S. H. Sedighy, "Three Optimized Omnidirectional Microstrip Antennas (OMA) for WLAN Applications," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 55, 39-43, 2015.
doi:10.2528/PIERL15061105

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