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Title: A reconfigurable H-shape antenna for wireless applications
Authors: AbuTarboush, HF
Nilavalan, R
Nasr, KM
Al-Raweshidy, H
Budimir, D
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: 4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Citation: In proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2010; Barcelona; Spain, 12 - 16 Apr 2010
Series/Report no.: 4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation;
Abstract: This paper presents a novel H-Shaped reconfigurable microstrip patch antenna fed by a Grounded Coplanar Waveguide (GCPW) for wireless applications. The uniqueness in the presented antenna design relies in the ability to select the number of operating frequencies electronically by using a varactor diode. The antenna structure consists of coplanar waveguide (CPW) input with an H-shape printed on a PCB and a varactor diode for reconfigurability. By electronically varying the value of the diode capacitance, the antenna can operate in a single band mode to cover Global Position System (GPS), a dual band mode to cover GPS and Global System for Mobile communications (GSM1900) or a three-band mode to cover GPS, GSM1900 and Bluetooth or Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN).
Description: The official published version of this article can be obtained from the link below - Copyright @ EuCAP2010
ISBN: 9781424464319
Appears in Collections:Electronic and Computer Engineering
Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering Research Papers

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