Frontiers of Information Technology (2013)
Islamabad, Pakistan Pakistan
Dec. 16, 2013 to Dec. 18, 2013
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/FIT.2013.16
This paper presents a simple and low cost design of a high directional antenna for the frequency band of 2.4 to 2.4835 GHz. This range of frequency is in common use for Wi-Fi standard. Limited coverage and access has always been a bottleneck in setting up a wireless communication system. To overcome this issue, besides increasing the transmitter power, a suitable solution is to design an efficient and high range antenna. This paper presents the design of a Multi-Element Bi-Quad directional antenna which has a gain of 15dBi while retaining a minimum cost design. Copper has been used in the proposed design. The simulation was performed using Numerical Electromagnetics Code -2 (NEC-2) and the antenna was fabricated and tested using Nets tumbler. The various parameters e.g. Gain, Beam width, VSWR values for the fabricated antenna were found to be closely matched to the simulation results.
IEEE 802.11 Standards, Gain, Copper, Resonant frequency, Reflector antennas, Impedance
S. Khan, H. Ali, M. I. Khattak and M. Shafi, "Wi-Fi Range Extension with Cost Effective Simple Design of Multi-element Antenna," 2013 11th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), Islamabad, Pakistan, 2014, pp. 45-48.