American Journal of Applied Sciences

Wideband E-Shaped Microstrip Antenna for Wireless Sensor Networks

G. Elangovan and J. Rajapaul Perinbam

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2012.89.92

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 9, Issue 1

Pages 89-92

Abstract

Problem statement: Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) is currently receiving significant attention due to their unlimited potential. It is still very early in the lifetime of such systems and many research challenges exist, out of which one of the challenges is sensor processing and fusion under limited capacities, the most important component in sensor is its TX/RX antenna. Approach: For high-speed wireless local area networks and other wireless communication systems covering the 5.33-5.71 GHz frequency band. In this frequency band microstrip antennas have attracted with its low-profile in nature. Microstrip antenna was proposed to meet the challenges, which combines the advantages of compactness with the low cost and low profile of a patch antenna. Results: The key parameters governing the antenna optimization have been determined with the help of High Frequency Simulation Software (HFSS). As a consequence, 5.5GHz microstrip antenna with size 22×16×3.2 mm had been realized on duroid with 2.2. Conclusion: This combination of performance metrics is highly desirable for autonomous distributed sensor network applications where a small sensor node volume and excellent power efficiency are required.

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© 2012 G. Elangovan and J. Rajapaul Perinbam. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.