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Communication engineering and systems, telecommunications
A simple polarization reconfigurable printed monopole antenna is proposed for wireless applications. Conducting strips are used to connect to the ground plane providing the necessary additional modes for circular-polarization. Linear-polarization, right hand or left hand circular-polarization can be realized using only two PIN diodes, which connect to the ground plane, minimizing their effect on radiation characteristics. The mechanism is described, and key antenna parameters are studied and optimized. The antenna is prototyped and tested for all polarization configurations.
A. Panahi, X. L. Bao, K. Yang, O. O’Conchubhair, and M. J. Ammann, "A Simple Polarization Reconfigurable Printed Monopole Antenna", IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, vol. 63, issue 11, pp. 5129 - 5134, 08/2015. doi:10.1109/TAP.2015.2474745