Antenna Types


In this section, we’ll introduce the fundamental antenna types. Almost every antenna in the world can be understood as some combination or derivative of the antennas listed on this page. We’ll start with the simplest of all antennas, the short dipole antenna (which is basically a short wire), and work our way through to the more complicated antennas.


Wire Antennas


Short Dipole Antenna

Dipole Antenna

Half-Wave Dipole

Broadband Dipoles

Monopole Antenna

  Folded Dipole Antenna

  Loop Antenna


Travelling Wave Antennas


Helical Antennas

Yagi-Uda Antennas

Spiral Antennas


Reflector Antennas


Corner Reflector

Parabolic Reflector (Dish Antenna)


Microstrip Antennas


Rectangular Microstrip (Patch) Antennas

Planar Inverted-F Antennas (PIFA)


Log-Periodic Antennas


Bow Tie Antennas

Log-Periodic Antennas

Log-Periodic Dipole Array


Aperture Antennas


Slot Antenna

Cavity-Backed Slot Antenna

Inverted-F Antenna

Slotted Waveguide Antenna

Horn Antenna

Vivaldi Antenna



Other Antennas


NFC Antennas

Fractal Antennas

Wearable Antennas