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By M. Al-Husseini, L. Safatly, A. H. Ramadan, A. El-Hajj, K. Y. Kabalan, and C. G. Christodoulou

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The design of filter antennas with reconfigurable band stops is proposed. They are meant for employment in ultrawideband cognitive radio (UWB-CR) systems, where unlicensed users communicate using adaptive pulses that have nulls in the bands used by licensed users. Neural networks or circuits implementing the Parks-McClellan algorithm can generate such pulses. With filter antennas, reconfigurable bandstop filters are first designed, to induce adaptive nulls in UWB pulses, and are then integrated in the feed line of a UWB antenna. The advantages of this combination are discussed. The filters are based on split-ring resonators (SRRs) and complementary split-ring resonators (CSRRs). The relationship between the SRR and CSRR parameters and the stop band is also studied.

M. Al-Husseini, L. Safatly, A. H. Ramadan, A. El-Hajj, K. Y. Kabalan, and C. G. Christodoulou, "Reconfigurable Filter Antennas for Pulse Adaptation in UWB Cognitive Radio Systems," Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 37, 327-342, 2012.

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