Barrio, Samantha Caporal Del1; Morris, Art4; Pedersen, Gert Frølund1
1 Antennas, propagation and radio networking, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University, VBN2 Department of Electronic Systems, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University, VBN3 The Faculty of Engineering and Science (TECH), Aalborg University, VBN4 WiSpry
Techniques and Trade-offs
In today’s mobile device market, there is a strong need for efficient antenna miniaturization. Tunable antennas are a very promising way to reduce antenna volume while enlarging its operating bandwidth. MEMS tunable capacitors are state-ofthe- art in terms of insertion loss and their characteristics are used in this investigation. This paper uses field simulations to highlight the trade-offs between the design of the tuner and the design of the antenna, especially the impact of the location of the tuner and the degree of miniaturization. Co-designing the tuner and the antenna is essential to optimize radiated performance.
International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, 2014, Vol 2014