Research Output
A compact size reconfigurable PIFA antenna for use in mobile handset
  A planar inverted-F type reconfigurable antenna with slot is presented. The antenna can cover frequency bands which include Digital Cellular Service (DCS: 1710-1880 MHz), Personal Communication Service (PCS: 1850-1990 MHz), and Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS: 1900-2200 MHz). Initially, the reconfigurability of the proposed antenna is achieved by attaching lumped capacitor over the slit of the radiator with values range from 1.5-4pf. The measured and simulated results reveal that the fabricated proposed antenna is capable of obtaining tunable frequency ratio from 1850MHz to 2200MHz with overall size of 21×13.5×5 mm³ that makes it suitable for handset applications and can be easily integrated inside commercial mobile handsets.

  • Date:

    31 August 2011

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  • Library of Congress:

    TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    621.38 Electronics & Communications engineering

  • Funders:

    Historic Funder (pre-Worktribe)


Elfergani, I. T. E., Abd-Alhameed, R. A., See, C. H., Sadeghpour, T., Dama, Y., Jones, J., & Excell, P. S. (2011). A compact size reconfigurable PIFA antenna for use in mobile handset.



3G mobile communication, cellular radio, mobile handsets, planar inverted-F antennas

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