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Wideband printed monopole antenna for application in wireless communication systems

  Empirical results of an electrically small printed monopole antenna is described with fractional bandwidth of 185% (115 MHz–2.90 GHz) for return-loss better than 10 dB, peak gain and radiation efficiency at 1.45 GHz of 2.35 dBi and 78.8%, respectively. The antenna geometry can be approximated to a back-to-back triangular shaped patch structure that is excited through a common feed-line with a meander-line T-shape divider. The truncated ground-plane includes a central stub located underneath the feed-line. The impedance bandwidth of the antenna is enhanced with the inclusion of meander-line slots in the patch and four double split-ring resonators on the underside of the radiating patches. The antenna radiates approximately omnidirectionally to provide coverage over a large part of VHF, whole of UHF, entire of L-band and some parts of S-band. The antenna has dimensions of 48.32×43.72×0.8 mm3, which is corresponding with the electrical size of 0.235λ_0×0.211λ_0×0.003λ_0, where λ_0 is free-space wavelength at 1.45 GHz. The proposed low-profile low-cost antenna is suitable for application in wideband wireless communications systems.

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    13 June 2018

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    Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

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    TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    621.384 Radio & Radar

  • Funders:

    Historic Funder (pre-Worktribe)


Alibakhshikenari, M., Virdee, B. S., See, C. H., Abd-Alhameed, R., Ali, A., Falcone, F., & Limiti, E. (2018). Wideband printed monopole antenna for application in wireless communication systems. IET microwaves, antennas & propagation, 12(7), 1222-1230.



Printed monopole antenna, wideband antenna, truncated ground plane, back-to-back triangular shaped radiation patch, split ring resonators (SRR).

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    This paper is a postprint of a paper submitted to and accepted for publication in IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation and is subject to Institution of Engineering and Technology Copyright. The copy of record is available at the IET Digital Library.

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