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Low profile UHF loop antenna prototyped and investigated by circuit modeling

Taghvaee, H.; Habibi, A.; Rezaee, A.; Zarinkhat, F.


H. Taghvaee

A. Habibi

A. Rezaee

F. Zarinkhat


Here we proposed a low profile antenna which is an electrically coupled loop fed by a coaxial cable and operates in UHF band. With acquisition of a square loop, near zone is covered by magnetic field that has no harm to living being. By optimizing the dimensions with genetic algorithm 12% of bandwidth, 2.45 dB realized gain and 33% miniaturization ( urn:x-wiley:08952477:media:mop30324:mop30324-math-0001) at 500 MHz is obtained. Afterwards, the performance of the antenna is analyzed with a general circuit model and verified using frequency domain solver simulation. In the measurement phase a technique was discovered improving the bandwidth even more, hence 150 MHz bandwidth equal 30% at 500 MHz was achieved. These characteristics together make this antenna very beneficial in mobile terminals that have a very wide area of applications such as ground station targeting UAVs and where antennas need to operate close to the human body. Due to semidirectional radiation pattern it can be used in short and medium range remote wireless bridge networks.


Taghvaee, H., Habibi, A., Rezaee, A., & Zarinkhat, F. (2017). Low profile UHF loop antenna prototyped and investigated by circuit modeling. Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 59(2), 459-463.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 29, 2016
Online Publication Date Sep 22, 2016
Publication Date 2017-02
Deposit Date Jan 24, 2023
Journal Microwave and Optical Technology Letters
Print ISSN 0895-2477
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 59
Issue 2
Pages 459-463
ISBN 9781596932067
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PMID 21866208