Ultra-high frequency (UHF)-global positioning system (GPS) integrated antenna system for a handset

Embodiments provide an integrated antenna system that enables dual-use operation (e.g., communications and navigation). In an embodiment, the integrated antenna system includes a sleeve monopole antenna system and stacked shorted annular ring (SAR) patch antenna system, which are compactly integrated to fit on a military handset or a smart phone. In an embodiment, the integrated antenna system enables communication in the 225-450 MHz Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) band and reception of various Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) bands.

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Patent #: 8,749,439 Issue Date: June 10, 2014