By Topic

Mobile Terminal Antenna Performance With the User's Hand: Effect of Antenna Dimensioning and Location

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

6 Author(s)
Ilvonen, J. ; Dept. of Radio Sci. & Eng., Aalto Univ., Aalto, Finland ; Kivekas, Outi ; Holopainen, J. ; Valkonen, R.
more authors

This letter reports a systematic simulation study of the performance of mobile terminal antennas in the vicinity of the user's hand. The effects of antenna dimensioning and antenna location on the ground plane of the device are demonstrated. The studied performance parameters are quality factor, radiation efficiency, and frequency detuning. Based on the results, beneficial approaches and general guidelines for antenna designs with a reduced effect of the user's hand can be given. For instance, it is shown that the radiation efficiency with the user's hand stays nearly constant (variation <;0.2 dB) despite the changes in the antenna element height (2-6.6 mm at 900 and 2000 MHz).

Published in:

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