Impact of the handset form factor on inverted-F antennas performance

Pablo Fernández Margues, E. H. Despointes, Samantha Caporal Del Barrio, Mauro Pelosi, Gert Frølund Pedersen

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This paper describes the portability of a multiband antenna design over a printed circuit board (PCB) of different sizes. The antenna consists of two inverted-F antennas (IFA) operating at the same resonance frequency, for multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) operation. The frequency range presented in this paper is EGSM900 for the low band and IMT-E for the high band, but the results can be extended to bands 5 and 6 with a tunable antenna. Simulations of the antenna behavior with increasing-size ground plane will be compared to the measurements of three common ground plane sizes: the Candybar (100 × 40 mm2), the Smartphone (119 × 59 mm2) and the Tablet (240 × 186 mm2) formats. The investigation shows that the bandwidth requirements are always fulfilled across the devices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 Loughborough Antennes and Propagation Conference (LAPC)
Number of pages4
Publication date12 Nov 2012
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-2218-8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-2219-5
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2012
Event2012 Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference - Loughborough, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Nov 201213 Nov 2012


Conference2012 Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
SeriesLoughborough University. Department of Economics. Discussion Paper Series

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