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Two compact, printed, ultrawideband (UWB) monopole antennas with tri-band notched characteristics are reported. The notched filters are achieved by introducing printed, electrically small, capacitively-loaded loop (CLL) resonators. The directly driven elements consist of printed top-loaded CLL-based monopoles and 50 Ω microstrip feed lines. By adding three CLL elements close to the feed line, band-notch properties in the WiMAX (3.3-3.6GHz), lower WLAN (5.15-5.35GHz) and higher WLAN (5.725-5.825GHz) bands are achieved. Each antenna system is contained on a 27×34mm2 sheet of Rogers Duroid 5880 substrate. One is designed with three additional CLL elements; the other is achieved with only two. Comparisons between the simulation and measurement results show that these UWB antennas have broadband matched impedance values and stable radiation patterns for all radiating frequencies.
Date of Publication: Jan. 2012