Reconfigurable Printed-Dipole Antenna with Harmonic Trap for Wideband Applications

Ali Mirkamali, Peter Hall, M Soleimani

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This paper presents the concept of using a harmonic trap to design a wideband reconfigurable antenna. The reconfigurable antennas can be used to select one of a number of operating frequency bands If these bands cover a very wide frequency range, theft one of the higher-frequency bands can be a harmonic of a lower band. When the antenna operates at the lower band, it can have a good match at the high frequency. This paper proposes a technique for designing a widebond reconfigurable printed dipole antenna so as to select only one of the operating frequency bands by using a harmonic trap. The antenna is designed, fabricated, and measured It is shown that by using switches and harmonic traps, a reconfigurable printed dipole antenna can be designed over a frequency range of 3:1. The antenna is thus suitable for frequency, switching fit the FCC ultra-wideband allocation. (c) 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)927-929
Number of pages3
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2006


  • reconfigurable antenna
  • printed dipole
  • wideband
  • harmonic trap


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