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International Journal of Wireless and Microwave Technologies(IJWMT)

ISSN: 2076-1449 (Print), ISSN: 2076-9539 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJWMT Vol.6, No.5, Sep. 2016

A Compact, Tri-Band and 9-Shape Reconfigurable Antenna for WiFi, WiMAX and WLAN Applications

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Author(s)

Izaz Ali Shah, Shahzeb Hayat, Ihtesham Khan, Imtiaz. Alam, Sadiq Ullah, Adeel Afridi

Index Terms

Wi-Fi;WLAN;WiMAX;reconfigurable;monopole;single band;dual band;switches

Abstract

This paper introduces a novel 9-shaped multiband frequency reconfigurable monopole antenna for wireless applications, using 1.6 mm thicker FR4 substrate and a truncated metallic ground surface. The designed antenna performs in single and dual frequency modes depending on switching states. The antenna works in a single band (WiMAX at 3.5 GHz) when the switch is in the OFF state. The dual band frequency mode (Wi-Fi at 2.45 GHz and WLAN at 5.2 GHz) is obtained when the switch is turned ON. The directivities are: 2.13 dBi, 2.77 dBi and 3.99 dBi and efficiencies: 86%, 93.5% and 84.4% are attained at frequencies 2.45 GHz, 3.5 GHz and 5.2 GHz respectively. The proposed antenna has VSWR< 1.5 for all the three frequencies. The scattering and far-field parameters of the designed antenna are analyzed using computer simulation technology CST 2014. The performance of the proposed antenna is analyzed on the basis of VSWR, efficiency, gain, radiation pattern and return loss. 

Cite This Paper

Izaz Ali Shah, Shahzeb Hayat, Ihtesham Khan, Imtiaz. Alam, Sadiq Ullah, Adeel Afridi,"A Compact, Tri-Band and 9-Shape Reconfigurable Antenna for WiFi, WiMAX and WLAN Applications",International Journal of Wireless and Microwave Technologies(IJWMT), Vol.6, No.5, pp.45-53, 2016.DOI: 10.5815/ijwmt.2016.05.05

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