Design and Simulation of Meander Line Antenna for Wireless Applications
Elaiyabharathi N1, P. Muthukannan2, M. Reji3
1Elaiyabharathi N, UG Scholar Under the Stream of Electronics and Communication Engineering. Saveetha School of Engineering, SIMATS, Ponnamalle, Chennai. India
2Dr. P. Muthukannan, Professor & Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Saveetha School of Engineering, SIMATS, Ponnamalle, Chennai. India.
3Dr. M. Reji, Associate Professor for the Department of Engineering and Communication Engineering, Saveetha School of Engineering, SIMATS, Ponnamalle, Chennai. India

Manuscript received on 12 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 15 May 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2019 | PP: 2001-2005 | Volume-8 Issue-1, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: A9293058119/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: The aim of this paper is to design the Meander line antenna (MLA) for the operating frequency of 3.4Ghz for wireless applications like WiMAX. The tool named FEKO from the product of Altair Hyper Works which is used to design the antenna. Basically, the designing part is done by using CADFEKO and simulated results are shown in POSTFEKO. The antenna was designed on the substrate called FR4 with dielectric constant with anepsilon value of 4 andloss tangent of 0.02 with a thickness of 1 mm. In order to design the proposed antenna, the optimal dimensions of the antenna and the effective di-electric of the microstrip line should not be over then 5 lines. The antenna performance was evolved based on the reflection coefficient of the antenna, VSWR, radiation pattern and return loss. The return loss was measured by reading the S (1,1) port of reflection coefficient and it was founded to be -14db.
Keywords: CADFEKO, Dielectric Constant, FEKO, FR4, MLA, POSTFEKO, Reflection Coefficient, S-Parameter, VSWR, WiMAX, Wireless.

Scope of the Article: Microstrip Antenna Design and Application