A compact wideband PIFA

K. L. Chung, Wai Yip Tam, H. K. Kan

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In this article we present a modified planar inverted-F antenna that is compact and has a wide impedance bandwidth. The antenna incorporates a T-shaped slot on the antenna and a folded patch to increase the path length of the antenna and hence improve its bandwidth. The 10-dB return loss bandwidth of the antenna is 81.3% and exhibits quasi omni-directional far-field patterns. The overall dimension of the compact antenna is 34 mm × 8.0 mm × 8.0 mm.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2554-2556
Number of pages3
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2009


  • Impedance bandwidth
  • Planar inverted-f antenna (PIFA)
  • Small antenna

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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