Pattern Reconfigurable Back-to-Back Microstrip Patch Antenna

TitlePattern Reconfigurable Back-to-Back Microstrip Patch Antenna
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsK. Yang, X. L. Bao, P. McEvoy, and M. J. Ammann
Journal TitleIET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation
Volume10
Issue13
Pagination1390 – 1394
Journal Date10/2016
Start Page1390
ISSN Number1751-8733
Abstract

A back-to- back microstrip patch antenna with a switchable pattern is proposed for WLAN applications. The patch elements, printed on FR-4 substrates with a common ground plane, are switched with a single-pole double-throw PIN diode circuit. Switching the feed selects either of two identical radiation patterns in the opposing hemispheres for spatial diversity that would benefit a distributed network.

URLhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7637111/
DOI10.1049/iet-map.2015.0814