A low-profile microstrip patch antenna has been designed for tuning on a discrete set of instant frequencies. The frequency reconfigurability is obtained by resorting to electrically actuated switches operated via a software-controlled biasing network. A low-cost PIC microcontroller is employed to control the antenna operative condition among the available states. Measurements on a fabricated prototype show a good matching with simulations and prove the reliability of the proposed configuration.
|Autori:||Genovesi S; Monorchio A; Borgese MB; Pisu S; Valeri FM|
|Titolo:||Frequency-Reconfigurable Microstrip Antenna With Biasing Network Driven by a PIC Microcontroller|
|Anno del prodotto:||2012|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1109/LAWP.2012.2185673|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|