Fractal antenna with RF MEMS switches for multiple frequency applications

D. Anagnostou, Majid Khodier, J. C. Lyke, C. G. Christodoulou

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Abstract

A new concept of combining RF MEMS switches with Fractal antennas is presented. The idea is to connect several antenna configurations together using RF MEMS switches to cover several frequency bands. By using a ‘smart combination’ of fractal shaped antennas, wideband coverage can be achieved for satellite and wireless communications. Moreover the same antennas can be used for phased array applications as well. The analysis and design principles are discussed and presented in here. Several examples are shown to demonstrate the proposed concept.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium 2002
Pages22-25
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Fractal
  • Re-configurable antennas
  • RF-MEMS
  • Smart antennas
  • Wideband

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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