Design of a pattern reconfigurable butterfly antenna based on fractal concept

An Guo Wang, Peng Wang, Nan Liu, Jia Wei Dong

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Nowadays the reconfigurable antenna as a new type has become the hot spot in antenna fields.compared with the traditional antenna, it is small, versatile and easy to implement the application of diversity. The concept of fractal is used to design a novel pattern reconfigurable antenna which has a shape of butterfly shape, which is obtained through the geometry transformation of third-order Hilbert curve. The performance of return loss and radiation pattern of both simulation and measurement are also illustrated. The results show that two main lobes of the antenna proposed deflect 88° and 60° in the xoy plane respectively. It is found that the pattern achieves reverse deflection with respect to the xoz plane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)603-607
Number of pages5
JournalDianbo Kexue Xuebao/Chinese Journal of Radio Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Butterfly
  • Fractal
  • Hilbert curve
  • Pattern
  • Reconfigurable antenna


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