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A Low-Profile Wideband Antenna for WWAN/LTE Applications

Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
Dept. of Physics, University of Chittagong, Chittagong 4331, Bangladesh
Centre of Advanced Electronic and Communication Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi 43600, Malaysia
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Electronics 2020, 9(3), 393;
Received: 10 February 2020 / Revised: 14 February 2020 / Accepted: 25 February 2020 / Published: 27 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Microwave and Wireless Communications)
In this paper, a low-profile antenna is presented for wideband communication applications. The presented design consists of an I-shaped driven strip and a rectangular ground strip with an open slot in the middle and a steeped lower portion. The measured results demonstrate that the achieved operating band of the proposed antenna has the potential to cover Globalstar satellite phones (GSSP) (1.61–1.63 GHz, uplink), advanced wireless systems (1.71–1.76 GHz, 2.11–2.17 GHz), DCS (1710–1880 MHz), GSM (1800MHz), DCP (1.88–1.90 GHz), DCS-1900/PCS/PHS (1850–1990MHz), WCDMA/IMT-2000 (1920–2170MHz), UMTS (1920–2170 MHz) and long-term evolution (LTE) bands (FDD LTE bands 1–4, 9–10, 15–16, 23–25, 33–37, 39). The designed antenna possessed a very small size of 0.35λ0 × 0.027λ0 at the lowest frequency (S11 ≤ −10dB), achieved good gains and exhibited stable radiation patterns, which makes it suitable for handheld communication devices. View Full-Text
Keywords: antenna; BDR; LTE; wideband; WWAN antenna; BDR; LTE; wideband; WWAN
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Affandi, A.; Azim, R.; Alam, M.M.; Islam, MT. A Low-Profile Wideband Antenna for WWAN/LTE Applications. Electronics 2020, 9, 393.

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Affandi A, Azim R, Alam MM, Islam MT. A Low-Profile Wideband Antenna for WWAN/LTE Applications. Electronics. 2020; 9(3):393.

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Affandi, Adnan; Azim, Rezaul; Alam, Md M.; Islam, M T. 2020. "A Low-Profile Wideband Antenna for WWAN/LTE Applications" Electronics 9, no. 3: 393.

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