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This letter proposes a novel, small, printed monopole antenna for ultrawideband (UWB) applications with dual band-notch function. By cutting an inverted fork-shaped slit in the ground plane, additional resonance is excited, and hence much wider impedance bandwidth can be produced. To generate dual band-notch characteristics, we use a coupled inverted U-ring strip in the radiating patch. The measured results reveal that the presented dual band-notch monopole antenna offers a wide bandwidth with two notched bands, covering all the 5.2/5.8-GHz WLAN, 3.5/5.5-GHz WiMAX, and 4-GHz C-bands. The proposed antenna has a small size of 12 × 18 mm2 or about 0.15 λ × 0.25 λ at 4.2 GHz (first resonance frequency), which has a size reduction of 28% with respect to the previous similar antenna. Simulated and measured results are presented to validate the usefulness of the proposed antenna structure UWB applications.
Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, IEEE (Volume:12 )
Date of Publication: 2013