Implementation of Printed Small Size Dual Frequency Antenna in MHz range


  • Angie El-Damak Electronics and Communication Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Khalid Moustafa Microwave Engineering Department, Electronics Research Institute, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Mohamed Elkattan Electronics and Communication Department, Exploration Division, Nuclear Materials Authority, Cairo, Egypt.


This paper presents a printed dual band monopole antenna working below 250 MHz using meander line and an added stub. Meander line approach is used to reduce the size of the low frequency monopole. The proposed antenna is fed by microstrip line and printed on FR-4 substrate with an overall size of 290 x 83 mm2. The added stub tuned dual band operation at 114 MHz and 221 MHz with measured reflection coefficient of -19 dB at both bands. The antenna has omni-directional characteristics with efficiency greater than 90% and gain of 1.87, 1.7 dBi at both bands respectively. The antenna design is optimized through a detailed parametric study. This study includes varying stub, Meander, feed and ground dimensions. The antenna has been fabricated and measured where dual band operation in the MHz range is verified.


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