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A COMPACT UWB ANTENNA DESIGN USING ROUNDED INVERTED L-SHAPED SLOTS AND BEVELED ASYMMETRICAL PATCH

By A. Dastranj and F. Bahmanzadeh

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Abstract:
A compact ultra-wideband (UWB) antenna with simple structure is presented. To achieve UWB performance with a compact size, two open ended rounded inverted L-shaped slots are etched on the square ground plane. Moreover, further bandwidth enhancement is obtained by cutting a bevel on the asymmetrical radiating patch. The antenna is fed by a 50 Ω microstrip line and has a small size of 28 × 28 × 1.6 mm3. The simulation time- and frequency-domain results obtained from HFSS simulator package are verified by experimental measurements. Both simulated and measured results show that the antenna can provide a wide impedance bandwidth of more than 129% from 2.7 to 12.55 GHz with -10-dB reflection coefficient. Besides, it is shown that by introducing several antenna designs, the impedance bandwidth can be enhanced from 58% to 129%. The effects of the key design parameters on the antenna impedance bandwidth are also investigated and discussed. Measured results for the reflection coefficient, far-field radiation patterns, radiation efficiency, gain, and group delay of the designed antenna over the UWB spectrum are presented and discussed. Measured data show good concordance with the numerical results. Also, the fidelity factor is calculated in both E- and H-plane by using CST Microwave Studio. The obtained results in both time- and frequency-domain indicate that the antenna is a good option for UWB applications.

Citation:
A. Dastranj and F. Bahmanzadeh, "A Compact UWB Antenna Design Using Rounded Inverted L-Shaped Slots and Beveled Asymmetrical Patch," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 80, 131-140, 2018.
doi:10.2528/PIERC17111702

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