Microstrip feed Spanner Shape Monopole Antennas for Ultra Wide Band Applications

Tapan Mandal, Santanu Das


An optimized design for the spanner shape regular hexagonal monopole (RHM) patch antennas has been reported to yield ultra wide band (UWB) impedance bandwidth.  Impedance and radiation characteristics are presented and discussed. From the results, it has been observed that, the impedance bandwidth, defined by 10 dB return loss, can reach a value of 8.63GHz. A rectangular slit in the radiating patch is used to reduce the lower-edge frequency resulting in improved bandwidth. This technique yields the ability to construct a smaller antenna in comparison to a simple printed planar monopole antenna for a given frequency range. The printed metallic patch is defected for increasing the operating bandwidth. The antennas considered in this paper operate between 2.95 GHz to 11.58 GHz, making them suitable for numerous DECT, WLAN, remote sensing, radar, imaging, localization and medical applications. The etched area of the antenna can be used for communication circuit components.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S2179-10742013000100002


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