A multi-band frequency and pattern reconfigurable antenna for Wi-Fi/WiMAX and WLAN applications: frequency and pattern reconfigurable antenna

Sulakshana Chilukuri, Y. Pandu Rangaiah, Anjaneyulu Lokam, Keshav Dahal

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Abstract

This paper reports design and investigations on a planar multi-band frequency- and pattern- reconfigurable antenna by use of PIN diodes. The reconfiguration mechanism is achieved by changing the controlled activation of the slots placed on a circular disk which is fed by Coplanar Waveguide feed. The antenna is symmetrical along the longitudinal axis and consists of seven PIN diodes on each half of the circle cutting the longitudinal axis. A total of 15 PIN diodes are used to make the antenna operate in 7 different modes. A beam shape pattern reconfigurability is achieved by operating the antenna in all the modes. The basic antenna is a circular disk without slots and is designed to operate at 2.4GHz. Frequency reconfigurability is achieved by changing the electrical length of the slot by activating the switches in appropriate positions in different operating modes. Pattern reconfigurability is achieved by maintaining the same overall electrical length in each operating mode but changing the switch positions orient in a particular direction in each half of the circle. The investigative simulations were carried out using Ansys HFSS. The proposed antenna resonates is applicable to WiMAX, Wi-Fi, WLAN wireless services.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 9th International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (ICMAE)
PublisherIEEE
Pages208-212
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538672297, 9781538672280
ISBN (Print)9781538672303
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sep 2018

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