A Printed ESPAR Antenna for Mobile Computing Applications

Conference: European Wireless 2006 - 12th European Wireless Conference 2006 - Enabling Technologies for Wireless Multimedia Communications
04/02/2006 - 04/05/2006 at Athens, Greece

Proceedings: European Wireless 2006

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Tragas, Philippos; Kalis, Antonis (Athens Information Technology, 19,5km Markopoulou Ave., 19 002, Athens, Greece)

Electronically Steerable Passive Array Radiator (ESPAR) antennas have been shown to be a significant adjunct in modern wireless communications. However, their size and 3- dimentional geometry has restrained them from being widely used in mobile terminals. In this paper a printed three-element ESPAR antenna system is presented operating in the 2.4 GHz ISM band. The antenna elements used are low-profile Koch monopoles printed on a PCMCIA card. The structure’s performance was evaluated through extensive simulations when inserted in the PCMCIA slot of a notebook computer. The proposed structure shows attractive characteristics in terms of reduced size, high bandwidth, beamsteering and null steering capabilities.