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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2007, Article ID 10410, 7 pages
Research Article

Wideband Planar Antenna for New Generation Mobile Applications

Department of Electronics, Centre for Research in Electromagnetics and Antennas (CREMA), Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin 682 022, India

Received 12 October 2006; Revised 25 January 2007; Accepted 26 March 2007

Academic Editor: James Becker

Copyright © 2007 P. C. Bybi 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.


A wideband, compact planar monopole antenna having a 2 : 1 VSWR bandwidth of 98% (1.68 GHz–4.9 GHz) is presented. The omnidirectional radiation pattern with moderate gain and linear polarization in the entire band makes the antenna an excellent candidate for new generation mobile applications. Details of the antenna design and a comparison of simulated and measured results are presented and discussed.