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Reconfigurable Antenna for RFID Reader and Notched UWB Applications Using Dto Algorithm

By Ahmed M. Montaser
Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 47, 65-74, 2014


In this article, the approach involving Dynamic Threshold Optimization (DTO) algorithm is considered to optimize a new compact reconfigurable antenna to be applied to triple band Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and to ultra wideband (UWB) antenna with multiple bands notched. The antenna is implemented by using the existing techniques, such as loading an L-type band-stop filter, inserting a split ring resonator (SRR) as well as connecting L branches to the radiation disk proposed by us. In case of RFID applications, triple-band RFID 915/2450/5800 MHz are achieved separately. The results prove that this kind of antenna can be applied in RFID reader to avoid interference with other wireless systems. RF MEMS switches are used to reconfigure the antenna to be suitable for the application in the notched UWB communication systems. The DTO algorithm program is implemented using MATLAB-software and linked to the CST Microwave studio software to simulate the antenna. In addition, the optimized antenna is assessed using the Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) program written with MATLAB to validate the results. The experimental results for the RFID and UWB antennas show good agreement with simulated ones. The radiation patterns are satisfactorily omnidirectional across the antenna's operation bands.


Ahmed M. Montaser, "Reconfigurable Antenna for RFID Reader and Notched UWB Applications Using Dto Algorithm," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 47, 65-74, 2014.


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