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Dual-Band Printed Fractal Monopole Antenna for LTE Applications

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2 Author(s)
Lizzi, L. ; Dept. of Inf. Eng. & Comput. Sci., Univ. of Trento, Trento, Italy ; Massa, A.

In this letter, a dual-band fractal monopole antenna suitable for Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard is proposed. The antenna geometry is based on a perturbed planar Sierpinski fractal shape, whose geometrical descriptors are determined by means of a particle swarm optimization (PSO). The optimized antenna exhibits a good impedance matching within the LTE bands at 700 and 2600 MHz as well as a 24% size reduction with respect to a standard quarter-wave resonant monopole. The efficiency of the proposed antenna is assessed by means of both simulations and measurements.

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Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, IEEE  (Volume:10 )