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Microstrip patch antenna design by using hybrid FEM-FDTD computational techniques

Alias, Rozlan (2015) Microstrip patch antenna design by using hybrid FEM-FDTD computational techniques. In: International Conference on Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2015 (IC3E 2015), 10-11 August 2015 , Melaka, Malaysia.


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In the last few years, there has been an increasing demand for designing multiband antennas for cellular communication devices. In particular, the focus has been on internal antenna designs. With the third generation (3G) wireless communication systems introduced world-wide, the demand to support both old and new standards using a single mobile phone becomes compulsory. Therefore, the most immediate task for the new antenna is to operate at both new UMTS frequency bands and already established 2G frequency bands. In addition, there is also a requirement on mobile phone to serve some new wireless communication applications, including WLANs and Bluetooth. In this paper, a new compact microstrip patch antenna designed to operate at three main communications frequency bands (GSM, UMTS and Bluetooth) with a single feed are presented. The antenna is designed on thick air substrate. The antenna is mounted on top of finite ground plane that can be considered as a circuit board of practical mobile phones. The antenna are simulated and optimised for best operation using FEMLAB designer and their performance are measured and compared. A comparison between measurement and simulation is presented and show a good agreement.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800-8360 Electronics
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Communication Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2015 03:16
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2015 03:16
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/7176
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