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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 796154, 14 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/796154
Research Article

Design, Analysis, and Measurements of an Antenna Structure for 2.4 GHz Wireless Applications

1Physics Department, University of Ioannina, Panepistimioupolis, 45110 Ioannina, Greece
2Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications, National Centre of Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Ag. Paraskeui, 15310 Athens, Greece

Received 30 July 2010; Accepted 26 October 2010

Academic Editor: Matteo Pastorino

Copyright © 2010 Constantinos I. Votis 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

This paper reports measured results of a multielement antenna implementation, we constructed, that performs at 2.4 GHz ISM band. Particular emphasis was given to the scattering parameters and validation characterization of this antenna structure. The constructed multielement antenna that was studied in both azimuth and elevation planes consists of a number of printed dipoles with integrated baluns. Due to its multielement construction, the proposed antenna structure is suitable for applications that require multielements nature such as MIMO, channel sounder, and digital beamforming.