A Novel Low profile Planar Inverted-F Antenna (PIFA) for Mobile Handsets
A low profile Planar Inverted-F Antenna (PIFA) is proposed for mobile handset applications. The proposed antenna covers DCS-1800 & PCS-1900 bands. The antenna consists of a square planar element suspended above the FR4 dielectric substrate. The ground plane is on the bottom side of the substrate. Overall size of the antenna is 22x22x5.2mm3 and is well suited for mobile handsets due to its low profile, small size, wide bandwidth and good gain. The antenna geometry, simulations of return loss, input impedance, VSWR & gain are also discussed.