A Multi-band Printed Monopole Antenna

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Ma, L.; Edwards, R. M.; Whittow, W. G. (Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK, LE11 3TU)

In this paper, we present an antenna design for multiband applications which can cover the GSM 900 (890-960 MHz), DCS (1710– 1880 MHz) and PCS (1850–1990 MHz), UMTS (1920– 2170 MHz), and WLAN2.4GHz (2400-2484MHz) frequency bands. A prototype is built and measured. Results of return loss, radiation patterns, and efficiency are given. The antenna is small, cheap to manufacture, has a low profile and would be suitable for wearable applications, mobile phones and base stations.