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.
|Title of host publication||IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium 2002|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
- Re-configurable antennas
- Smart antennas
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering