Date Added: Mar 2011
In this paper, a planar dual band symmetric meandered arms monopole antenna for Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) & WiMAX applications is presented. The antenna consists of two symmetric meandered arms radiating strip leading to generate two separate resonant modes where the first mode is for the 3.5 GHz band and the second mode is for the 5.2/5.8 GHz band operation. The purposed antenna has a measured impedance bandwidths of 3.39-3.5 GHz and 5.5-5.6 GHz, and owns good radiation characteristics impedance bandwidths, with a compact size of 30x35xl.6 mm3.The radiation pattern and resonant frequency are mainly affected by symmetric meandered arms radiating patch and a rectangular ground plane. The CST Microwave studio is employed for designing the antenna.