Frequency Reconfigurable Split Ring Antenna for LTE And WiMAX Applications

Madhav BTP, Prudhvi Nadh, Anil Kumar, Pardhasaradhi P, Rao M C, Lakshman P


This paper presents frequency reconfigurable dual band antenna for WiMAX and LTE 2500 band applications using four PIN diode switches. The antenna is compact in size with dimensions of 30 x 30 x 0.8 mm3 and designed on FR-4 dielectric substrate with a partial ground plane. The fabricated antenna operates in the frequency range of LTE and WiMAX (2.5-2.69 GHz and 3.4-3.6 GHz) respectively.  The frequencies can be controlled by using PIN diodes and antenna attained the gain ranging of 3.34-4.46 dBi. This designed antenna resonating at 2.52 and 3.49 GHz when the PIN diodes are in ON state and resonating at 2.68 and 3.58 GHz when PIN diodes are in OFF state. The proposed antenna has bidirectional radiation at upper frequency bands and unidirectional at lower frequency bands. The proposed split ring structured antenna has the radiation efficiency of 94.12% at 2.52 GHz and 90.34% at 3.49 GHz in ON state. Antenna providing good agreement between the measured (Antenna measurement setup with VNA) and simulated results (Ansys-HFSS).

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