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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 814375, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/814375
Research Article

A Balanced-Fed Dual Inverted-F Antenna with Reduced Human Body Effects

Department of Electrical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701, Republic of Korea

Received 8 August 2012; Revised 24 December 2012; Accepted 3 February 2013

Academic Editor: Safieddin Safavi-Naeini

Copyright © 2013 Wang-Sang Lee et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A balanced-fed dual inverted-F antenna with reduced human body effects for WLAN applications at 2.45 GHz is presented. In order to reduce the influence by a close proximity or a touch of a human body, the proposed antenna employs an impedance matching using a lumped LC-balun which has the simple and compact structure applying for mobile handsets. The resonant frequency of the proposed antenna is fixed at 2.45 GHz regardless of the close proximity of a human body. By applying for the L-shape ground plane, the proposed antenna has the wide impedance bandwidth of about 150 MHz and the peak realized gain of about 4 dBi.