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The general method of using U-slots to design dual- and triple-band patch antennas is described. In this approach, one starts with a broadband patch antenna, which can consist of one or more patches. When a U-slot is cut in one of the patches, a notch is introduced into the matching band, and the antenna becomes a dual-band antenna. If another U-slot is cut in the same patch or in another patch, a triple-band antenna results. This method is applied to the L-probe-fed patch, the M-probe-fed patch, as well as the coaxially fed and aperture-coupled stacked patches. It is found that the patterns and gains of the dual-and triple-band antennas are similar to those of the original broadband antenna. Because the band notches introduced by the U-slots occur within the bandwidth of the antenna without slots, this method is suitable when the frequency ratios of the adjacent bands are small, usually less than 1.5.
Date of Publication: June 2011