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Journal of Computer Networks and Communications
Volume 2014, Article ID 419642, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/419642
Research Article

Miniaturized CPW-Fed Triband Antenna with Asymmetric Ring for WLAN/WiMAX Applications

Ministerial Key Laboratory of JGMT, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, China

Received 9 June 2014; Revised 23 September 2014; Accepted 1 October 2014; Published 16 October 2014

Academic Editor: Mohamed El-Tanany

Copyright © 2014 Shanshan Huang 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 compact CPW-fed triband slot antenna for WLAN/WiMAX applications is proposed. The proposed antenna is formed by an asymmetric ring, an inverted L-strip, and a straight strip. By employing these structures, the antenna can generate three operation bands with compact size and simple structure. The measured and simulated results show the presented antenna has impedance bandwidths of 100 MHz (2.39–2.49 GHz), 360 MHz (3.36–3.72 GHz), and 760 MHz (5.13–5.89 GHz), which covers both WLAN in the 2.4/5.2 GHz bands and WiMAX in the 3.5/5.5 GHz bands. The antenna is successfully simulated and measured, showing triple bands can be obtained by using three different radiators and also indicating that the proposed antenna is suitable for the WiMAX/WLAN applications.