Pattern Reconfigurable Back-to-Back Microstrip Patch Antenna

TitlePattern Reconfigurable Back-to-Back Microstrip Patch Antenna
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsYang, K, Bao, XL, McEvoy, P, Ammann, MJ
Journal TitleIET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation
Pagination1390 – 1394
Journal Date10/2016
Start Page1390
ISSN Number1751-8733

A back-to- back microstrip patch antenna with a switchable pattern is proposed for WLAN applications. The patch elements, printed on FR-4 substrates with a common ground plane, are switched with a single-pole double-throw PIN diode circuit. Switching the feed selects either of two identical radiation patterns in the opposing hemispheres for spatial diversity that would benefit a distributed network.

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