Reconfigurable Microstrip Patch Antenna Using MEMS Technology
This paper proposes the design of a Reconfigurable Micro Strip Patch Antenna Using MEMS Technology A Reconfigurable Microstrip patch antenna of operating frequency in the range of 5-8 GHz (CBand), for the application of wireless communication has been designed. The term Re-configurability refers that it adaptively changes its characteristics. A MEMS-based switch is inserted in the patch to control its configuration. Patch antenna using switchable slots shows different resonant features with different states (ON &OFF) of the switch. When the switch is in the OFF mode, the electric currents on the patch have to flow around the slot, resulting in a relatively long length of the current path. Therefore, the antenna resonates at a low frequency.