Dual Band A-Si-H Solar-Slot Antenna Design For 2.4/5.2GHz WLAN Applications

TitleDual Band A-Si-H Solar-Slot Antenna Design For 2.4/5.2GHz WLAN Applications
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsShynu, SV, Roo Ons, MJ, Ammann, MJ, Norton, B
Journal TitleRadioengineering - Special Joint Issue of the COST IC0603 ASSIST and the "Small Antenna" Working Group of the EurAAP
Volume18
Issue4
Pagination354-358
Journal Date12/2009
ISSN Number1210-2512
Abstract

A simple and compact design of solar-slot antenna for dual band 2.4/5.2GHz wireless local area networks (WLAN) applications is proposed. The design employs amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) solar cells in polyimide substrate with an embedded twin strip slot structure to generate dual resonant frequencies. A T-shaped microstripline feed is used to excite the twin slot in the a-Si:H solar cell. The measured impedance bandwidths for the proposed solar antenna are 25.9% (642 MHz) centered at 2.482 GHz and 8.2% (420 MHz) centered at 5.098 GHz. The measured gain at 2.4 and 5.2 GHz are 3.1 dBi and 2.1 dBi respectively.

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