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A Novel Low Profile Multi-Band Antenna for LTE Handset

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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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Nguyen, B.N., Nguyen, D.U., Van Su, T., Nguyen, B.D., Linh, M. (2013). A Novel Low Profile Multi-Band Antenna for LTE Handset. In: Park, J., Ng, JY., Jeong, HY., Waluyo, B. (eds) Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, vol 240. Springer, Dordrecht.

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