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Development of a directional dual-band planar antenna for wireless applications

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-250
Number of pages6
JournalIET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


A new type of directional dual-band antenna is developed for 2.4/5 GHz wireless applications. The dual-band antenna consists of a longer dipole for the lower band and a pair of shorter dipoles for the upper band. A simple coupling microstrip line is employed to excite the dipoles. Both the dual-band antenna and the feeding microstrip line are printed on the same substrate, leading to a fully planar structure. The dual-band planar antenna achieves a desirable directional radiation pattern with an antenna gain of near 8 dBi for the lower band and 9-10 dBi for the upper band. A comprehensive analysis and design for the development of the directional dual-band antenna is presented.

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