WCSE 2015
ISBN: 978-981-09-5471-0 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2015.04.124

Reconfigurable Planar inverted F Antenna for Cognitive Radio & Mobile Systems

S. Manoj, Ashwin. G. Kothari

Abstract— This paper proposes a method of controlling the operation of the frequency reconfigurable planar invert F antenna (FRPIFA antenna) by FPGA. In order to tune the antenna operating frequency, the operation of PIN diodes – electronic switches are carried out through switches present in the FPGA board rather than a predefined code, which provides high flexibility for testing & performance. A very low return loss & hence low VSWR values is obtained. We were able to tune to frequencies as low as 766 MHz and frequencies as high as 8.4 GHz. It also covers the ISM band. This can be used in cognitive radio module as a reconfigurable antenna.

Index Terms— Frequency reconfigurable antenna, PIFA antenna, PIN diode, FPGA, Cognitive Radio, Reconfigurable PIFA, HFSS.

S. Manoj, Ashwin. G. Kothari
Dept. of Electronics Engineering, VNIT, INDIA


Cite: S. Manoj, Ashwin. G. Kothari, "Reconfigurable Planar inverted F Antenna for Cognitive Radio & Mobile Systems," 2015 The 5th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering-Information Processing and Control Engineering (WCSE 2015-IPCE), pp. 781-791, Moscow, Russia, April 15-17, 2015.