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

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


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.


Monopole antenna UWB Notched band Defected ground structure Microstrip feeding 



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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