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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2010, Article ID 690713, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/690713
Research Article

Bandwidth Enhancement of Antenna Arrays Utilizing Mutual Coupling between Antenna Elements

1Ministerial Key Laboratory of JGMT, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, China
2School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798

Received 14 November 2009; Revised 26 January 2010; Accepted 31 March 2010

Academic Editor: Hoi Shun Lui

Copyright © 2010 Min Wang 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.

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