Reconfigurable multifrequency antenna with RF-MEMS switches

Dimitrios Anagnostou (Inventor), Guizhen Zheng (Inventor), Ioannis Papapolymerou (Inventor), Christos Christodoulou (Inventor)

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Abstract

A self-similar multiband reconfigurable antenna includes a planar antenna structure formed on a surface of a substrate, the antenna structure including symmetrically opposed self-similar geometry antenna arms defining a self-similar or Sierpinski gasket configuration for each arm of the antenna. MEMS type switches are provided for operatively connecting adjacent antenna patches on each arm of the antenna configuration, and a voltage source is provided for selectively actuating the switches. Selective actuation of the switches enables up to four different antenna configurations each having a different resonant frequency, and wherein each resonant frequency demonstrates a similar radiation pattern.
Original languageEnglish
Patent number7,589,674 B2
IPCUSPTO
Filing date18/07/06
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2009

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    Anagnostou, D., Zheng, G., Papapolymerou, I., & Christodoulou, C. (2009). IPC No. USPTO. Reconfigurable multifrequency antenna with RF-MEMS switches. (Patent No. 7,589,674 B2).