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New Antennas and Propagation Findings from University of Waterloo Outlined

February 11, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- New research on Antennas and Propagation is the subject of a report. According to news reporting from Waterloo, Canada, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "A method for miniaturizing a chip antenna is presented in this communication. It uses a folded meander line and therefore the length is half."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Waterloo, "Also, two upper and lower loading patches are used to improve the performance of the chip antenna. The chip antenna has been miniaturized to 3.2 X 1.6 X 0.83 mm(3) at resonance measured frequencies of 2.45 GHz and 2.73 GHz with and without external matching, respectively. An economic fabrication method for the chip antenna is discussed. It uses an inexpensive multilayer PCB with two low-cost prepregs and a common laminate. Only two plated-through holes are needed for the whole design."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Good agreement between the simulated and measured results is observed."

For more information on this research see: Low Cost Meander Line Chip Monopole Antenna. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 2014;62(1):442-445. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation can be contacted at: Ieee-Inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08855-4141, USA. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - www.ieee.org/; IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation - ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=8)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M.W.K. Lee, University of Waterloo, Dept. of Elect & Comp Engn, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada. Additional authors for this research include K.W. Leung and Y.L. Chow.

Keywords for this news article include: Canada, Ontario, Waterloo, Antennas and Propagation, North and Central America

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