• A Low-Profile Ultra-Wideband Modified Planar Inverted-F Antenna

      See, Chan H.; Hraga, Hmeda I.; Abd-Alhameed, Raed A.; McEwan, Neil J.; Noras, James M.; Excell, Peter S. (2013)
      A miniaturized modified planar inverted-F antenna (PIFA) is presented and experimentally studied. This antenna consists of a planar rectangular monopole top-loaded with a rectangular patch attached to two rectangular plates, one shorted to the ground and the other suspended, both placed at the optimum distance on each side of the planar monopole. The fabricated antenna prototype had a measured impedance bandwidth of 125%, covering 3 to 13GHz for reflection coefficient better than -10 dB. The radiator size was 20 x 10 x 7.5 mm(3), making it electrically small over most of the band and suitable for incorporation in mobile devices. The radiation patterns and gains of this antenna have been cross-validated numerically and experimentally and confirm that this antenna has adequate characteristics for short range ultra-wideband wireless applications.
    • Multiple Band-Notched UWB Antenna With Band-Rejected Elements Integrated in the Feed Line

      Zhu, F.; Gao, S.; Ho, A.T.S.; Abd-Alhameed, Raed A.; See, Chan H.; Brown, T.W.C.; Li, J.; Wei, G.; Xu, J. (2013)
      To mitigate potential interferences with coexisting wireless systems operating over 3.3-3.6 GHz, 5.15-5.35 GHz, or 5.725-5.825 GHz bands, four novel band-notched antennas suitable for ultra-wideband (UWB) applications are proposed. These include UWB antennas with a single wide notched band, a single narrow notched band, dual notched bands, and triple notched bands. Each antenna comprises a half-circle shaped patch with an open rectangular slot and a half-circle shaped ground plane. Good band-notched performance is achieved by using high permittivity and low dielectric loss substrate, and inserting quarter-wavelength horizontal/vertical stubs or alternatively embedding quarter-wavelength open-ended slots within the feed line. The results of both simulation and measurement confirm that the gain suppression of the single and multiple band-notched antennas in each desired notched band are over 15 dB and 10 dB, respectively. The radiation pattern of the proposed triple band-notched design is relatively stable across the operating frequency band.