A Simple Polarization Reconfigurable Printed Monopole Antenna

TitleA Simple Polarization Reconfigurable Printed Monopole Antenna
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsPanahi, A, Bao, XL, Yang, K, O’Conchubhair, O, Ammann, MJ
Journal TitleIEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation
Pagination5129 - 5134
Journal Date08/2015
ISSN Number0018-926X

A simple polarization reconfigurable printed monopole antenna is proposed for wireless applications. Conducting strips are used to connect to the ground plane providing the necessary additional modes for circular-polarization. Linear-polarization, right hand or left hand circular-polarization can be realized using only two PIN diodes, which connect to the ground plane, minimizing their effect on radiation characteristics. The mechanism is described, and key antenna parameters are studied and optimized. The antenna is prototyped and tested for all polarization configurations.

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