|International Journal of Applied Information Systems|
|Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA|
|Volume 1 - Number 5|
|Year of Publication: 2012|
|Authors: Laila D, Sujith R, Nijas C M, Sarin V P, Mohanan P|
Laila D, Sujith R, Nijas C M, Sarin V P, Mohanan P . Compact Modified Printed Monopole Antenna for Enhanced Gain Performance. International Journal of Applied Information Systems. 1, 5 ( February 2012), 1-3. DOI=10.5120/ijais12-450170
A novel Coplanar Waveguide (CPW) fed modified printed monopole antenna with enhanced gain is presented in this paper. The antenna has a maximum gain of 6.88dBi with a 2:1 VSWR band width of 45 % from 1.99GHz to 3.03GHz. High gain performance is achieved by folding the ground plane of a CPW fed printed monopole perpendicular to the plane of the monopole main arm. The antenna exhibits good radiation and impedance matching characteristics as that of a CPW fed ordinary printed monopole. The antenna has a dimension of 17 X 42 X 6.4 mm3 and highly suitable for slim mobile handsets.