A dual band balanced planar inverted F antenna (PIFA) for mobile applications

Adnan Iftikhar, Muhammad Nadeem Rafiq, Muhammad Mubeen Masud, Bilal Ijaz, Sayan Roy, Benjamin D. Braaten
2013 2013 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APSURSI)  
A new low profile dual-band balanced planar inverted F antenna with meandered lines resonating in the 1800 MHz and 2100 MHz bands is proposed. The antenna size is 50 × 12 × 10mm 3 allowing it to be easily housed in mobile handsets. The return loss, radiation pattern, gain and current distribution of the proposed antenna is presented. Furthermore, agreement between simulations and measurements is shown for a balanced feed with zero phase difference. Then, the design with differential feeding is
more » ... imulated for various feeding phase angles and the benefits of minimized current flow on the ground plane are highlighted.
doi:10.1109/aps.2013.6711258 fatcat:aswi2sbbxjd4hkd2fgc2aiqzma