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Development of Wideband Planar Inverted-F Antennas for Wireless Application

Saida Ibnyaich, Abdelilah Ghammaz and Moha M’Rabet Hassani


Problem statement: Due to the rapid development in wireless communication, the antennas capable of broad-band operations are very demanding in cellular communications systems. Among various possible antennas, planar inverted-F antennas (PIFAs) have the advantages of low profile and compact size and are very suitable for present-day wireless communication application. Approach: This study demonstrates a very effective method of bandwidth enhancement for planar inverted-F antenna. It was done by optimizing the width of feed plate and shorting plate, then by adding a parasitic element. Results: The obtained results of our developed wideband antenna was an impedance bandwidth of 72.8% for S11<-10 dB from 1.74-3.54 GHz which could cover GPS, DCS, IMT-2000, 2.4GHz WLAN, 3.5 GHz WIMAX applications. Conclusion: As the antenna was successfully researched and well optimized, and desired results were achieved.

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 7 No. 8, 2011, 1172-1177


Submitted On: 4 April 2011 Published On: 14 July 2011

How to Cite: Ibnyaich, S., Ghammaz, A. & Hassani, M. M. (2011). Development of Wideband Planar Inverted-F Antennas for Wireless Application. Journal of Computer Science, 7(8), 1172-1177.

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  • Planar inverted-F antenna (PIFA)
  • Bandwidth
  • Antennas
  • bandwidth enhancement
  • wireless communication
  • shorting plate
  • impedance bandwidth
  • radiation pattern
  • parasitic element
  • parametric study
  • top patch