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A novel patch antenna suitable to be applied in a mobile device as an internal antenna having an electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) property with nearby conducting elements is presented. The antenna is easily fabricated from a single metal plate and mainly comprises a top patch and an inverted-L vertical ground wall. Due to the presence of the inverted-L ground wall, which is perpendicular to the system ground plane of the mobile device, the possible fringing EM fields in the surrounding region of the antenna are suppressed. In this case possible coupling between the antenna and the nearby conducting elements is expected to be small, and thus degrading effects on the performance of the antenna are eliminated. A design example of the proposed antenna for Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS) 1920-2170 MHz operation in a mobile device is demonstrated and discussed.
Date of Publication: Nov. 2005