A Multiband Monopole Antenna with Modified Fractal Loop Parasitic for DCS 1800, WLAN, WiMAX and IMT Advanced Systems


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E95-B   No.1   pp.27-33
Publication Date: 2012/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E95.B.27
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Recent Progress in Antennas and Propagation in Conjunction with Main Topics of ISAP2010)
Category: Antennas
multiband antenna,  fractal loop,  omni-directional,  parasitic,  

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A multiband monopole antenna with modified fractal loop parasitic is presented. Especially, bow-tie stubs and a modified fractal loop are attached to the sides and bottom of a strip line monopole antenna, respectively, in order to generate the multi-resonant frequencies for the applications of wireless communication systems. The characteristics of the presented antenna have been examined by using the simulation software. The comparison between the simulated and measured results confirms the good agreement. The results show good multiband operation with 10 dB impedance bandwidths of 15.55%, 8.75%, and 31.94% at the resonant frequencies of 1.8 GHz, 2.4 GHz, and 3.6 GHz, respectively, which cover the operating band applications of DCS 1800, WLAN (IEEE802.11 b/g), WiMAX, and IMT advanced system (4G mobile communication system).