Design of UWB planar antenna with improved cut-off at the out-of-band frequencies

Bialkowski, M. E. and Abbosh, A. (2008) Design of UWB planar antenna with improved cut-off at the out-of-band frequencies. IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 7 408-410. doi:10.1109/LAWP.2008.2000724

Author Bialkowski, M. E.
Abbosh, A.
Title Design of UWB planar antenna with improved cut-off at the out-of-band frequencies
Journal name IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1536-1225
Publication date 2008-01-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1109/LAWP.2008.2000724
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 7
Start page 408
End page 410
Total pages 3
Editor G. Lazzi
Place of publication New York, U.S.A.
Publisher IEEE
Language eng
Subject C1
100501 Antennas and Propagation
869999 Manufacturing not elsewhere classified
0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
1005 Communications Technologies
Abstract This paper describes a method to improve the cutoff capability of an ultra wideband (UWB) planar antenna at the out-of-band frequencies using a meandered slot. In the presented UWB design, aimed for operation between 3.1 and 10.6 GHz, the antenna is formed by a planar monopole and a ground plane both of half circle shape, with a meandered-shape slot made in the monopole. In order to assess the antenna's cutoff capability for the out-of-band frequency range (below 3.1 GHz and above 10.6 GHz), two antennas, without and with a slot, are designed and developed. The simulated and measured results show that the meandered slot improves the cutoff capability of the antenna by decreasing the return loss in the 23 GHz band from 610 to 1 dB, and in the 10.611 GHz from 11 to 5.5 dB. At the same time the antenna's performance in the passband is unaffected both in terms of the return loss and radiation pattern. It is also shown that the antenna is useful for the pulsed UWB applications as the measured impulse response of the antenna indicates a distortionless pulse transmission.
Keyword Planar antenna
Ultra wideband (UWB) antenna
Pulsed UWB applications
Out-of-band frequencies
Meandered slot
Impulse response
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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