A very small-size (10×6×0.4 mm3) uniplanar meandered monopole antenna that is fed by a 50-Ω mini-coaxial cable for laptop computer applications is proposed. To achieve dual-band 2.4/5-GHz wireless local area network (WLAN) operation, a protruded tuning stub is introduced into the meandered monopole structure. The achieved 10-dB bandwidths of the lower and upper operating bands in free-space condition are 12% (2360-2660 MHz) and 20% (4870-5960 MHz), respectively. Further experimental studies are also conducted by mounting the proposed antenna onto an actual laptop computer that works as the host platform.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering