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CLUBS-SHAPED ANTENNA WITH RECONFIGURABLE RADIATION PATTERN FOR WIDEBAND WIRELESS APPLICATIONS

By H. Li and P. Gao

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Abstract:
A clubs-shaped wideband antenna with reconfigurable radiation pattern is proposed. This antenna is composed of two tapered slots of mirror symmetry, embedded with two PIN diodes and fed by a 50 Ω coplanar waveguide (CPW). By controlling states of PIN diodes, two tapered slots can be shut down or opened. Consequently, the proposed antenna works in three radiation modes: one monopole pattern with a simulation frequency band (3.93-5.55 GHz) and two end-fire patterns with an identical band (3.29-6.13 GHz). The antenna is fabricated and tested. Measured results show good agreement with the simulation, which denotes that it is suitable for wideband wireless communication systems.

Citation:
H. Li and P. Gao, "Clubs-Shaped Antenna with Reconfigurable Radiation Pattern for Wideband Wireless Applications," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 64, 7-13, 2016.
doi:10.2528/PIERL16081305

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