A capacitively loaded PIFA for compact mobile telephone handsets

Corbett R. Rowell, R. D. Murch

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A capacitively loaded planar inverted-F antenna (PIFA) is proposed and studied. It is found that the capacitive load reduces the resonance length of the PIFA from A/4 to less than A/8. A design with a bandwidth of 178 MHz centered at 1.8 GHz is provided to demonstrate that compact antennas for mobile telephone handsets can be constructed using this approach. The finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method is used in the study and experimental verification is also provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)837-842
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • FDTD methods
  • Mobile antennas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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