Characteristics of a two-layer microstrip patch antenna for Bluetooth applications

Lu, Lu & Coetzee, Jacob (2006) Characteristics of a two-layer microstrip patch antenna for Bluetooth applications. Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 48(4), pp. 683-686.

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A double-layer rectangular patch microstrip antenna suitable for Bluetooth applications is investigated. The patch is etched on a separate substrate which is suspended above the ground plane and supported by an MCX connector. The air gap between the patch and the ground plane increases the impedance bandwidth and can be used to tune the resonant frequency. This paper presents experimental results on the effects of various parameters on the antenna characteristics and provides guidelines for the design of such an antenna.

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ID Code: 48947
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: microstrip antenna, patch antenna, Bluetooth, air gap
DOI: 10.1002/mop.21442
ISSN: 0895-2477
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified (090699)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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Deposited On: 01 Mar 2012 22:14
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2012 10:22

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