Broadband planar DTV antenna in the portable media player held by the user's hands

Wei Yu Li, Kin Lu Wong, Jeen-Sheen Row

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Effects of the user's hands on the broadband planar DTV antenna in the portable media player (PMP) are studied. The antenna has a wide operating bandwidth covering the 470-806 MHz band for DTV signal reception and a one-layer equivalent simulation hand model including the user's forearm with a relative permittivity of 33.5 and a conductivity of 0.47 S/m is used for the simulation study. Three different conditions of the user's hands (right hand only, left hand only, and both hands) holding the PMP are studied, and their effects on the return loss, radiation efficiency, and radiation patterns of the studied DTV antenna are analyzed. In addition, effects of the user's hands holding the PMP at different positions relative to the studied DTV antenna are analyzed. Results have shown that, for the worst case, the radiation efficiency of the studied DTV antenna is still larger than 60% over the operating band, making the antenna very promising for practical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1841-1844
Number of pages4
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Aug 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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