Quad-Band Handset Antenna for GSM900/DCS1800/PCS1900/UMTS Bands

TitleQuad-Band Handset Antenna for GSM900/DCS1800/PCS1900/UMTS Bands
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsJayawardene, M, McEvoy, P, Vardaxoglou, JC, Saraereh, OA
Conference NameIEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technology Small Antennas and Novel Metamaterials, 2006
Pagination112 - 115
Conference Start Date06/03/2006
PublisherInstitute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers
Conference LocationWhite Plains, New York, USA
ISSN Number0-7803-9443-7

An novel compact quadband internal planar inverted-F antenna (PIFA) for contemporary handsets covering the bands GSM-900, DCS-1800, PCS-1900 and UMTS is presented. The proposed antenna consists of a planar antenna element suspended parallel above the dielectric of a single sided PCB. By etching a section of the conducting ground plane below the radiating element, the antenna gains the merits of a planar monopole and consequently a wider bandwidth. The total volume occupied is 38mm x 25mm x 6mm and is suited as internal antenna due to its low profile, small size, wide bandwidth and multi-band behavior. The antenna structure, simulations, return loss measurements, radiation patterns and specific absorption rate (SAR) are also discussed.

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