Document Type

Article

Rights

This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

Communication engineering and systems, telecommunications

Publication Details

IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, vol. 63, issue 11, pp. 5129 - 5134, 2015.

Abstract

A simple polarization reconfigurable printed monopole antenna is proposed for wireless applications. Conducting strips are used to connect to the ground plane providing the necessary additional modes for circular-polarization. Linear-polarization, right hand or left hand circular-polarization can be realized using only two PIN diodes, which connect to the ground plane, minimizing their effect on radiation characteristics. The mechanism is described, and key antenna parameters are studied and optimized. The antenna is prototyped and tested for all polarization configurations.

DOI

10.1109/TAP.2015.2474745

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