Date Added: Jan 2010
A double dipole antenna design is proposed for Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) applications. Two parallel dipoles are used to facilitate operation in both the standard WLAN frequency bands (IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.11a) simultaneously. The lower band dipole is rhombus shaped and radiates above a planar ground plane, while radiation from the rectangular higher band dipole is directed through the use of a passive director. The antenna is characterized in terms of impedance bandwidth, gain and radiation patterns through simulations and measurements.