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Modified Planar Inverted Cone Antenna for Mobile Communication Handsets

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4 Author(s)
Hallbjorner, P. ; SP Tech. Res. Inst. of Sweden, Boras ; Shi Cheng ; Rydberg, A. ; Karlsson, K.

The planar inverted cone antenna (PICA) is an antenna type that shows remarkably wideband performance. In its basic configuration, it is mounted on an infinite ground plane, and protrudes lambda/4 above it. This letter presents a study of the possibilities of integrating a PICA in a mobile terminal handset by modifying the ground plane and the radiating element. Port impedance and radiation performance are studied in both simulations and measurement.

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Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, IEEE  (Volume:6 )