Optimum Design of the Printed Strip Monopole
M. J. Ammann, M. John
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine
Vol. 47, No. 6, Dec. 2005
Microstrip Antennas, monopole antennas, antenna measurements, ground plane
A monopole antenna, printed on low-cost laminate and fed by a microstrip line, is examined. These types of antennas are becoming popular in view of their broad bandwidth and low-profile structure, enabling easy integration as a terminal antenna. The move away from a classical ground plane (with normal radiator) is one of the attractive feature of these antennas, but the full effects of the radiator and ground plane being on opposite sides of the same laminate are often not investigated. The effect of the ground planes on the impedance bandwidth and radation pattern is investigated experimentally and numerically.
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