A novel miniature broadband/multiband antenna based on an end-loaded planar open-sleeve dipole

Thomas G. Spence, Douglas Henry Werner

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Abstract

Open-sleeve dipoles are versatile antennas primarily because they have several design parameters that can be varied to achieve a wide range of VSWR performance and operating bandwidth. By properly adjusting their parameters, it is possible to create versions of these antennas that have either a broadband or a dual-band response. In this paper, a new variation of the conventional open-sleeve dipole antenna is introduced, which we call an end-loaded planar open-sleeve dipole (ELFOSD). This configuration provides a degree of miniaturization while retaining a comparable bandwidth in terms of the VSWR response to that of conventional open-sleeve dipoles. Several designs are presented for the conventional and end-loaded configurations that demonstrate the VSWR and miniaturization capabilities of this class of antennas. Measured results have been compared with simulations and found to be in good agreement for an end-loaded planar open-sleeve monopole.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3614-3620
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Volume54
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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