Miniaturised antenna at a sub-GHZ band for industrial remote controllers

Yilmaz V. S. , Bilgin G., Aydin E., Kara A.

IET MICROWAVES ANTENNAS & PROPAGATION, vol.13, no.9, pp.1408-1413, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1049/iet-map.2018.5886
  • Page Numbers: pp.1408-1413


This study presents the design and the fabrication of a miniaturised sub-GHz antenna for remote control applications. Miniaturisation techniques were examined to identify the most appropriate topology for sub-GHz band requirements. First, the design parameters of the antenna were determined, and then, a commercial electromagnetic simulation tool was used for the design and optimisation phases. Then, measurements of the fabricated antenna were undertaken. Parametric studies with several iterations were performed to achieve the best possible results. Second, the effects of the box in which the antenna could be placed were examined as most of such antennas are enclosed by plastic boxes. For this purpose, material properties of a typical industrial box available in the market were studied initially, and the most appropriate material of the box was used in simulations. Finally, a polyamide box with appropriate size was fabricated, and the designed antenna was placed inside the box and the measurements were conducted. The measurement results show that the designed antenna provides resonance at the targeted license-free band with adequate size for industrial remote controllers.