A multiwideband planar monopole antenna for 4G devices
Journal article, 2013

This article presents a compact multiband planar antenna designed for mobile phone applications.The antenna performance is achieved by designing a planar monopole antenna into distributed radiating elements. The proposed antenna is comprised of a chopped circular radiator appended with a meander line and an L-strip coupled element, which is an extension of the ground plane. The combination of a chopped circular patch and L-shaped coupling strip residing on the top side generates lower band while upper band resonances are attained separately by chopped circular resonator and meander line elements. The antenna shows a planar structure which occupies an area of 56 x 17.6 mm and can be directly printed onto a circuit board at low cost making it especially suitable for mobile phone applications. The manufactured antenna is experimentally verified and covers several wireless communication bands, such as LTE 750, GSM 850, GSM 900, DCS, UMTS-2110, Bluetooth, WLAN, WiMAX, and UWB. The high frequency structure simulation is used to design and analyze the antenna performance, and a practical structure was fabricated and tested. The measured and simulated return loss show good agreement.

wireless communication bands

multiband handset antenna


modified ground plane

slot antenna


meander line

mobile phone application

mobile phone

multiband planar antenna




A. M. Asghar

Linköping University

M. Malick

Linköping University

M. Karlsson

Linköping University

Ahmed Hussain

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication, Antennas and Optical Networks

Microwave and Optical Technology Letters

0895-2477 (ISSN) 1098-2760 (eISSN)

Vol. 55 3 589-593

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering



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