Broadbanding of a Planar Antenna With Three Frequency Bands and Its Application
This paper describes a line element planar antenna with three frequency bands. To obtain broadband characteristics, a modified planar antenna that has semielliptical elements based on the characteristics of a line element planar antenna is proposed and analyzed by the finite difference time domain method. Return loss characteristics are discussed as functions of the eccentricity values of semi-ellipse at each element. The broadbanding of the modified planar antenna is implemented based on the results. The planar antenna with three systems (an 800 MHz band cellular phone, a third-generation cellular phone, and a 2.4 GHz band wireless LAN system) is considered as an application example.