Design of a compact ultra-wideband antenna

Abbosh, A.M., Bialkowski, M.E., Jacob, M.V., and Mazierska, J. (2006) Design of a compact ultra-wideband antenna. Microwave & Optical Technology Letters, 48 (8). pp. 1515-1518.

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Abstract

A simple method for the design of ultra-wideband antennas in planar format is presented. This method is demonstrated for a high-dielectric-constant substrate material, which allows for a considerable antenna size reduction. Simulations are performed using Ansoft's High-Frequency Structure Simulator (HFSS) for antennas assuming DuPont951 (εr = 7.8) and RT6010LM (εr = 10.2) substrates. For the 1-mm-thick DuPont951, the designed antenna with 22 X 28 mm dimensions features a 10-dB return-loss bandwidth from 2.7 GHz to more than 15 GHz. For the 0.64-mm-thick RT6010LM a 20 X 26 mm antenna exhibits a 10-dB return loss bandwidth from 3.1 to 15 GHz. Both antennas feature nearly omnidirectional properties across the whole 10-dB return-loss bandwidth. The validity of the presented UWB antenna design strategy is confirmed by measurements performed on a prototype developed on RT6010LM substrate.

Item ID: 4639
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: antenna; ultra-wideband antenna; ultra wide band; LTCC; communication; planar antenna; RF front end
ISSN: 1098-2760
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2009 01:20
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091201 Ceramics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences @ 60%
86 MANUFACTURING > 8617 Communication Equipment > 861799 Communication Equipment not elsewhere classified @ 40%
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