Date Added: Jun 2012
In this paper, a small integrated antenna also called as microstrip patch antenna has been designed to investigate the effect of different array combinations of rectangular microstrip patches on the directivity and radiation pattern. The purpose of this work is to obtain an small, efficient and economical integrated antenna that can work effectively for peer to peer wireless communication such as for Bluetooth devices. Since, the operating frequency for such devices lies between 2.4 GHz to 2.484 GHz and uses 80 channels with 1 MHz channel spacing, thus, the results were observed for the frequency within its allocation. The results obtained had showed better improvement in the directivity and radiation pattern by increasing the number of combinations for microstrip patch arrays.