Low cost meander line chip monopole antenna
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|Journal / Publication||IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2014|
|Link to Scopus||https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84892517370&origin=recordpage|
A method for miniaturizing a chip antenna is presented in this communication. It uses a folded meander line and therefore the length is half. Also, two upper and lower loading patches are used to improve the performance of the chip antenna. The chip antenna has been miniaturized to 3.2 × 1.6 × 0.83 mm3 at resonance measured frequencies of 2.45 GHz and 2.73 GHz with and without external matching, respectively. An economic fabrication method for the chip antenna is discussed. It uses an inexpensive multilayer PCB with two low-cost prepregs and a common laminate. Only two plated-through holes are needed for the whole design. Good agreement between the simulated and measured results is observed. © 2013 IEEE.
- Chip antenna, core, loading patch, meander line antenna, prepreg