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By H. Li and P. Gao

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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.

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.

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