Reconfigurable Microstrip Patch Antenna for Frequency Diversity Using RF MEMS
With the tremendous advancement in communication technology followed by ever growing consumer demands the need for multi-functional wireless communication devices is more than ever felt. A novel reconfigurable patch antenna for frequency diversity is proposed by reconfiguring its geometry using tree rectangular tapes that are connected to the patch via six RF MEMS switches. So switching between the different frequency bands is achieved by using capacitive series RF-MEMS switches. The antenna was designed to operate at 2.6GHz, 3.1GHz, 3.5GHz and 5GHz.