A novel flexible frequency and pattern reconfigurable antenna for wireless system is proposed. The antenna is composed of two completely symmetrical radiating elements, a feedline and ground. By controlling the on and off of 8 PIN diodes loaded on the symmetric hexagonal split ring and monopole branches to select the radiation element, the antenna achieves frequency reconfiguration in 1.9G band and 2.4G band, and is capable of steering the beam in two directions in each band. Meanwhile, the antenna works at four states with omnidirectional radiation patterns. Finally, the bending characteristics of the antenna at different bending degrees are analyzed. Measured results are in good agreement with simulations, which denotes that it is suitable for wireless systems.
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