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Electronics 2017, 6(4), 105; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics6040105

A Pattern-Reconfigurable Slot Antenna for IoT Network Concentrators

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University of Information and Technology, National University Ho Chi Minh City, 700000 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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University Côte d’Azur, CNRS, LEAT, 06903 Sophia Antipolis, France
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Received: 27 September 2017 / Revised: 10 November 2017 / Accepted: 21 November 2017 / Published: 29 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Reconfigurable Antennas)
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In this paper, a directional pattern-reconfigurable slot antenna at 2.4 GHz is presented. The antenna can provide three evenly-separated directional patterns and one omnidirectional pattern. The proposed solution is fully suitable for the integration in Internet of things (IoT) network base stations to increase the communication range and reduce packet collisions. The performance of the proposed antenna is numerically and experimentally assessed. View Full-Text
Keywords: reconfigurable antennas; directional antennas; Internet-of-things (IoT); PIN diodes reconfigurable antennas; directional antennas; Internet-of-things (IoT); PIN diodes
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Trinh, L.H.; Le, T.N.; Staraj, R.; Ferrero, F.; Lizzi, L. A Pattern-Reconfigurable Slot Antenna for IoT Network Concentrators. Electronics 2017, 6, 105.

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