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A Compact Design of Tunable Band-Notched Ultra-Wide Band Antenna

  In this letter, a compact ultrawideband planar inverted F‐L antenna with a tunable band‐notched response is presented. Tuning of the rejected frequency bands is realized by loading a variable capacitor on an embedded slot of the proposed antenna structure. The antenna exhibits a wide impedance bandwidth from 3.1 to 10.6 GHz with a good impedance matching (voltage standing wave ratio ≤ 2) and tunable broad range of band‐reject frequency (centre frequency from 3.2 to 6 GHz). To validate the theoretical model and design concept, the antenna prototype was fabricated and measured.

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    09 July 2012

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  • Library of Congress:

    TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    621.38 Electronics & Communications engineering

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded


See, C. H., Elfergani, I. E. E., Abd-Alhameed, R. A., Jones, S., & Excell, P. S. (2012). A Compact Design of Tunable Band-Notched Ultra-Wide Band Antenna. Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 54(7), 1642-1644.



inverted-F-L antenna; tunable; ultrawideband; impedance bandwidth

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