An electrically small meander line antenna for wireless applications

Jamil, A. and Yusoff, M.Z. and Yahya, N. (2011) An electrically small meander line antenna for wireless applications. In: 2010 Asia Pacific Conference on Circuit and System, APCCAS 2010; Kuala Lumpur; 6 December 2010 through 9 December 2010; Category number CFP10APC-ART; Code 85160.

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The meander line antenna (MLA) is conventionally an electrically small antenna. Electrically small antennas pose several performance related issues such as narrow bandwidth, high VSWR, low gain and high cross polarization levels. In this paper a modified two element MLA is proposed. The modified MLA possesses novelty in terms of its geometrical shape, which is achieved with the unification of the two MLA elements. This altered geometry helped in better input impedance matching with the MLA elements and consequently achieving the dual band operation. The proposed antenna is designed to cater the ISM (Industrial, Scientific, Medical) bands of 2.45 and 5 GHz. The antenna performance parameters are optimized to achieve reasonably wide impedance bandwidth, low VSWR, high gain and an omnidirectional radiation pattern. Moreover, the current distribution and the effect of the ground plane size on the altered MLA are discussed in this paper. © 2010 IEEE.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Dr Noorhana Yahya
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2011 00:54
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2014 08:26

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