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A novel patch antenna with switchable slot (PASS): Dual-frequency operation with reversed circular polarizations

  • Author(s): Jin, N B
  • Yang, F
  • Rahmat-Samii, Y
  • et al.

In this paper, the recently proposed patch antenna with switchable slot (PASS) concept is implemented to design a novel reconfigurable antenna with both frequency and polarization diversities. Using only one switch and a single patch, the antenna operates at 4.20 GHz with right-handed circular polarization and at 4.55 GHz with left-handed circular polarization. The fabricated antenna has both an acceptable return loss and a broadside axial ratio (AR) lower than 2 dB at each operation frequency. The frequency and polarization diversities of this design could potentially improve the reliability of wireless communication systems.

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