An ultra-wide band (UWB) antenna with C-band and X-band notches for wireless communication is presented. The designed structure is printed on a material of ``Rogers 4350B'' with εr = 3.66, tanδ = 0.0037 and a thickness of 0.508 mm. This structure is designed to operate at a UWB range starting from 3.3 GHz up to 10.15 GHz with a stopband range from 6.75 GHz to 8.5 GHz. The rejected bands are the upper C-band (6.75 GHz-8 GHz) and the uplink X-band of the satellite (space to earth) from 7.25 GHz to 7.75 GHz. The overall antenna size is optimized, and its dimensions are 21 × 30 × 0.508 mm3. The antenna gain varies from 2.1 to 4.2 dBi at the passband, and its total radiation efficiency is 96.4%. The suggested structure is designed and simulated using CSTMWS software. Moreover, a prototype of the proposed structure is fabricated and measured. The fabrication process was done using photolithography techniques, and the measurements were done using an R&S vector network analyzer. Good agreement is achieved between the simulated and measured results.
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