Antenna Booster Element for Multiband Operation

Elena García, Aurora Andújar, Jaume Anguera

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The escalating demand for versatile wireless devices has fostered the need to reduce the antenna footprint to support the integration of multiple new functionalities. This poses a significant challenge for the Internet of things (IoT) antenna designers tasked with creating antennas capable of supporting multiband operation within physical constraints. This work aims to address this challenge by focusing on the optimization of an antenna booster element to achieve multiband performance, accomplished through the design of a band-reject filter. This proposal entails a printed circuit board (PCB) measuring 142 mm × 60 mm, with a clearance area of 12 mm × 40 mm, incorporating an antenna booster element of 30 mm × 3 mm × 1 mm (0.07 λ). This configuration covers frequencies in the LFR (low-frequency range) from 698 MHz to 960 MHz and the HFR (high-frequency range) from 1710 MHz to 2690 MHz. A theoretical analysis is conducted to optimize bandwidth in both frequency regions. Finally, a prototype validates the analytic results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2867
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - May 2024


  • antenna boosters
  • antenna design
  • Internet of things (IoT)
  • matching network
  • multiband antenna
  • wireless devices


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