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Simple and Compact Planar Ultra-Wideband Antenna with Band-Notched Characteristics

  • Issa Elfergani
  • Pedro Lopes
  • Jonathan Rodriguez
  • Dominique Lo Hine Tong
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter addresses an approach to achieve the ultra-wideband (UWB) spectrum as well as discusses the phenomena of frequency interference within UWB antennas. The antenna consists of a hexagonal-shaped structure printed over FR4 substrate. For bandwidth improvement, defected ground structure (DGS) was first introduced, and, secondly, a stub was added in the feeding strip to achieve a larger bandwidth. To achieve the frequency band-notched characteristics, a half hexagonal slot was etched on the radiator, which creates a notch at 5.2 GHz, and then by introducing a full hexagonal slot, another rejected band was produced at 10 GHz. The outcomes also confirm the proposed UWB antenna design can achieve superior dual band-notch performance at desired frequency bands.

Keywords

Monopole antenna UWB Notched band Defected ground structure Microstrip feeding 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work is carried out under the grant of the Fundacão para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT – Portugal), with the reference number: SFRH/BPD/95110/2013.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Issa Elfergani
    • 1
  • Pedro Lopes
    • 2
  • Jonathan Rodriguez
    • 1
    • 3
  • Dominique Lo Hine Tong
    • 4
  1. 1.Instituto de TelecomunicaçõesAveiroPortugal
  2. 2.Universidade de AveiroAveiroPortugal
  3. 3.University of South WalesPontypriddUK
  4. 4.Technicolor Connected HomeRennesFrance

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