Wideband printed monopole antenna for application in wireless communication systems Articles uri icon

publication date

  • April 2018

start page

  • 1222

end page

  • 1230


  • 7


  • 12

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1751-8725

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1751-8733


  • Empirical results of an electrically small printed monopole antenna are described with a fractional bandwidth of 185% (115 MHz to 2.90 GHz) for return-loss better than 10 dB, peak gain and radiation efficiency at 1.45 GHz of 2.35 dBi and 78.8%, respectively. The antenna geometry can be approximated to a back-to-back triangular shaped patch structure that is excited through a common feed-line with a meander-line T-shape divider. The truncated ground-plane includes a central stub located underneath the feed-line. The impedance bandwidth of the antenna is enhanced with the inclusion of meander-line slots in the patch and four double split-ring resonators on the underside of the radiating patches. The antenna radiates approximately omnidirectionally to provide coverage over a large part of very high frequency, the whole of ultrahigh frequency, the whole of L-band and some parts of S-band. The antenna has dimensions of 48.32 × 43.72 × 0.8 mm3, which is corresponding to the electrical size of 0.235¿0 × 0.211¿0 × 0.003¿0, where ¿0 is the free-space wavelength at 1.45 GHz. The proposed low-profile low-cost antenna is suitable for application in wideband wireless communications systems. © 2018, The Institution of Engineering and Technology.


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