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A printed microstrip-line-fed slot antenna with a pair of parasitic patches for bandwidth enhancement is proposed in this letter. By using the parasitic patches along the microstrip feed line, an additional resonance is excited, and a good performance of bandwidth enhancement can be obtained. The proposed antenna is designed and manufactured successfully. The measurement shows a good agreement with the simulation. From the measured results, the enhanced impedance bandwidth, defined by voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) less than 2, is about 136% ranging from 2.1 to 11.1 GHz. In addition, stable and nearly omnidirectional far-field radiation patterns are observed over the entire operating band.
Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, IEEE (Volume:11 )
Date of Publication: 2012