A Novel Low Profile Multi-Band Antenna for LTE Handset

  • Bao Ngoc Nguyen
  • Dinh Uyen Nguyen
  • Tran Van Su
  • Binh Duong Nguyen
  • Mai Linh
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 240)


A low profile antenna, using coupled-fed, meandered, and folded Planar Inverted–F antenna (PIFA), is proposed to cover multi-band Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) operations. The proposed antenna, which is suitable for modern 4G mobile phones, requires only a small foot print of 44 × 20 mm2. The antenna covers band 14 of LTE-700, GSM-850, GSM-900, DCS-1800, PCS-1900, WCDMA-2100, and band 41 of LTE-2500. In addition to the common WWAN frequencies for mobile communication, the antenna also covers the IEEE802.11b band. The proposed antenna has three simple structures comprising a coupled-fed strip, a meandered shorted-patch, and a folded-patch. These elements are capacitively coupled to each other to form resonant regions in the low bands and the high bands. Modifications to the ground plane are added to achieve a good operation in LTE low band. In the scope of this paper, simulation results, using CST software, are presented to show the effectiveness of the proposed antenna.


PIFA Low profile Broadband Folded patch Meandered-line LTE Modified ground 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bao Ngoc Nguyen
    • 1
  • Dinh Uyen Nguyen
    • 1
  • Tran Van Su
    • 1
  • Binh Duong Nguyen
    • 1
  • Mai Linh
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electrical EngineeringInternational University—Vietnam National UniversityHochiminh CityVietnam

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