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Compact Wideband Rectangular Monopole Antenna for Wireless Applications

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ABSTRACT

This article presents a compact wideband microstrip-fed planar monopole antenna composed of a rectangular patch and slotted ground structure. By placing pair of symmetrical square stubs, making slots in the stubs, putting stubs on the sides of the radiating patch, gives wide-band characteristics. The antenna only one of its kinds in structure, small in size and simple design due to less number of design parameters, compared with the existing UWB antennas in the literature. The bandwidth, radiation pattern and other antenna parameters are at acceptable level. IE3D method of moments based simulation software is used for design and analysis. The simulated results are confirmed by conducting experiments with the help of Rohde and Schwarz, German make ZVK model No.8651 Vector Network Analyzer and discussed.

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S. Naveen, R. Vani and P. Hunagund, "Compact Wideband Rectangular Monopole Antenna for Wireless Applications," Wireless Engineering and Technology, Vol. 3 No. 4, 2012, pp. 240-243. doi: 10.4236/wet.2012.34034.

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