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2018-05-29

A Flexible Frequency and Pattern Reconfigurable Antenna for Wireless Systems

By Ziqiang Zhu, Peng Wang, Sicen You, and Peng Gao
Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 76, 63-70, 2018
doi:10.2528/PIERL18040401

Abstract

A novel flexible frequency and pattern reconfigurable antenna for wireless system is proposed. The antenna is composed of two completely symmetrical radiating elements, a feedline and ground. By controlling the on and off of 8 PIN diodes loaded on the symmetric hexagonal split ring and monopole branches to select the radiation element, the antenna achieves frequency reconfiguration in 1.9G band and 2.4G band, and is capable of steering the beam in two directions in each band. Meanwhile, the antenna works at four states with omnidirectional radiation patterns. Finally, the bending characteristics of the antenna at different bending degrees are analyzed. Measured results are in good agreement with simulations, which denotes that it is suitable for wireless systems.

Citation


Ziqiang Zhu, Peng Wang, Sicen You, and Peng Gao, "A Flexible Frequency and Pattern Reconfigurable Antenna for Wireless Systems," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 76, 63-70, 2018.
doi:10.2528/PIERL18040401
http://www.jpier.org/PIERL/pier.php?paper=18040401

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