Antenna Tuning Closed Loop Implementation Using S-Matrix Approach

Maria Spanou, Grigory Itkin, Andrei Panioukov

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Nowadays, modern communication systems like mobile phones use antennas that are compact, multi-band, located inside the mobile phone and regularly covered by hand or head. In the meanwhile, the space allocated to them tends to decrease due to the needs of other components and the struggle for reduced overall device size. Furthermore, mobile antennas are very difficult to be fully matched. Up to 80% of energy delivered to antenna returns back and disappears as heating, resulting, amongst others, in call drops, mobile phone heating and higher battery consumption. As a result, the traditional radiating performance goals of antennas are becoming increasingly challenging. In this paper a novel implementation of an antenna tuning closed loop model is presented using Scattering Matrix (S-matrix) approach. This approach uses an antenna tuner as a centric tuning element, it is based on the S-matrix that is a universal metric and achieves a significant improvement in impedance matching and return loss.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Microwaves, Antennas, Communications and Electronic Systems, COMCAS 2017
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-3169-0
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventIEEE COMCAS 2017: International Conference on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas and Electronic Systems - David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Duration: 13 Nov 201715 Nov 2017


ConferenceIEEE COMCAS 2017


  • Antenna tuner
  • Black box
  • Closed loop
  • Feedback receiver
  • Power amplifier
  • S-matrix

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