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A novel modified microstrip-fed ultrawideband (UWB) planar monopole antenna with variable frequency band-notch characteristic is presented. By inserting two slots in the both sides of microstrip feedline on the ground plane, much wider impedance bandwidth can be produced. A modified H-shaped conductor-backed plane with variable dimensions is used in order to generate the frequency band-stop performance and control its characteristics such as band-notch frequency and its bandwidth. The designed antenna has a small size of 22 x 22 mm2 and operates over the frequency band between 3.1 and 14 GHz for VSWR < 2 while showing the band rejection performance in the frequency band of 5.1 to 5.9 GHz.
Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, IEEE (Volume:7 )
Date of Publication: 2008