Frequency-domain reconfigurable antenna for COVID-19 tracking

Ayokunle Akinola, Ghanshyam Singh, Alain Ndjiongue

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The COVID -19 outbreak since inception has put the whole world in an unprecedented difficult situation by bringing life around the world to a frightening halt and claiming thousands of lives. Due to COVID-19's spreading across 212 countries globally, an increasing number of infected cases and death tolls rose to 146,841,882, and 3,104,743 (as of April 26, 2021), this remains a real threat to the public health system. This paper presents a novel design for the frequency-domain reconfigurable antenna at Ku and K-bands for satellite-internet of thing (IoT) tracking applications. Four reconfigurable antenna is proposed with the use of four different switch mechanisms. Furthermore, switches are used to change resonance frequency to Ku- and K-bands on the antenna surface with four stages. With the help of the 3D electromagnetic computer simulation technology (CST) studio suite, we model the proposed antenna, perform the simulation with a frequency-domain solver, and validate the results with a time-domain solver with both results obtained in agreement as the proposed reconfigurable antenna operates over a wide frequency range for the satellite-IoT network to track COVID-19 pandemic.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100094
JournalSensors International
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021


  • Antenna
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus
  • IoT
  • Sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Bioengineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)


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