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Sensors and Materials,
Volume 29, Number 4 (2017)

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pp. 483-490
S&M1341
http://dx.doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2017.1530
Online Published: April 19, 2017

Multiband USB Antenna for Connecting Sensor Network and Internet

Wen-Shan Chen, Chien-Min Cheng, Yu-Liang Wang, and Guan-Quan Lin

(Received September 30, 2016; Accepted January 6, 2017)

Keywords: coupled-fed antenna, monopole antenna, multiband USB antenna

In this paper, an antenna design with a multiband and a small size for connecting a sensor network and the Internet has been proposed. The antenna has an antenna portion of 20 × 12 mm2 and a ground plane of 40 × 12 mm2 which is printed on a flame retardant 4 (FR4) substrate 1.6 mm thick and with a relative dielectric constant of 4.4. A 50-ohm mini-coaxial cable is adopted to feed the RF input. The antenna portion consists of two meandered arms, and another small L-shaped arm with a chip inductor of 3.3 nH is connected to the feed point of the design. A monopole with two meandered arms connected by a via hole is extended from the ground plane, which produces the modes of a low-frequency band. In addtion, the modes of high-frequency bands are also produced by these two meandered arms and the ground plane. The simulated and measured results of the proposed antenna cover the bands of LTE700/LTE2300/LTE2500/GSM1800/GSM1900/UMTS. This USB antenna design with multibands and a small size is suitable for connecting a sensor network and the Internet.

Corresponding author: Chien-Min Cheng

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