Analysis of a multiband monopole handset antenna combined with a slotted ground plane

C. Picher, J. Anguera, A. Bujalance, A. Andújar, C. Puente

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    The ground plane of a handset device plays an important role in the radiation process. As a consequence, through a ground plane modification, it is possible to obtain a multiband performance while keeping small antenna dimensions. Numerical simulation using Method of Moments has been used to understand the effect of the slots and a prototype has been built to validate the solution. The proposal consists in a multiband planar monopole handset antenna featuring a small area of 13 mm × 11 mm with a slotted ground plane operating in multiple communication standards (GSM850, GSM900, DCS, PCS, UMTS, LTE2300, WiMAX, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi). Thanks to the presence of the slots, the bandwidth and efficiency results have been significantly improved. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Microwave Opt Technol Lett 55:173-180, 2013; View this article online at DOI 10.1002/mop.27232

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)173-180
    Number of pages8
    JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013


    • ground plane
    • handset antennas
    • monopole
    • multiband
    • slots


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