Omni-directional dipole-based wideband planar antenna with capacitive end loading for WiMAX applications

F. Y. Kuo, Heng-Tung Hsu*

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Abstract

In this paper, a low-profile, omni-directional, and wideband planar antenna for WiMAX applications is proposed. While two additional tightly-coupled open stubs were introduced to the dipole-based radiator to achieve broadband operation, capacitive loading at the ends of the main radiator provided further length reduction. A 30% reduction in length can be achieved through capacitive loading compared to the conventional half-wavelength dipole. Moreover, through introduction of the two additional open stubs, the proposed antenna is able to achieve a bandwidth of 58% from 3.4 GHz up to 6.2 GHz (S 11 < -10 dB), which is at least four times the bandwidth of regular dipole antenna. Meanwhile, Omni-directional radiation patterns with maximum gain of 2.0 dBi and overall radiation efficiency of greater than 76% were maintained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)959-969
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications
Volume24
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2010

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