A microfluidically-tuned dual-band slot antenna

Alireza Pourghorban Saghati*, Jaskirat Batra, Jun Kameoka, Kamran Entesari

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Abstract

A reconfigurable dual-band slot antenna with the capability of independently controlling each band is proposed. The tuning method is based on employing the reactive loading effect of a fluid metal placed on top of each slot antenna. Digital frequency tuning is achieved by using different configurations of four empty and filled channels. This way a 4-bit reconfigurable antenna is achieved in which each resonant frequency of the dual-band response can be controlled separately. Realization of the tunable antenna using common PCB technologies and PDMS structure is demonstrated. The implemented prototype antenna is measured and tuning ranges of 2.2-3.3 GHz and 4.15-5.4 GHz are achieved for the first and second bands, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium(APSURSI)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1244-1245
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781479935406
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Sep 18
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2014 - Memphis, United States
Duration: 2014 Jul 62014 Jul 11

Publication series

NameIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
ISSN (Print)1522-3965

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMemphis
Period14/7/614/7/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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