Introduction to Tuning and De-tuning Antennas
This document provides an overview of important antenna specifications and information about how to tune and de-tune antenna mechanisms. You can use this document to help make informed decisions about your antenna requirements in a long-range wide area network (LoRaWAN®)-based end-node.
An antenna is a conducting circuit element used for radiating or receiving electromagnetic waves. An antenna’s structure is typically a fraction, or multiple, of the wavelength at the frequency of operation. In this document we will discuss the most common types of antennas encountered in LoRaWAN-based end devices, the electrically-short (E-field) antenna.
Note: This document will not provide information about:
- General antenna functionality
- Transmission lines
- Impedance matching theory
- The relationship between radiated field strength and conducted power levels
For more information about these topics, see the References section.
- Provisioning for Maximum Compatibility
- Managing Devices
- Packet Optimization
- Selecting a Battery
- Tuning & De-tuning Antennas