Investigation on Microstrip-fed Modified Elliptical Monopole Antenna for UWB Communications

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Kimouche, Hocine; Abed, Djamel; Atrouz, Brahim (Laboratory of Microwaves and Radar, Ecole Militaire Polytechnique (EMP), Bordj El Bahri, BP 17, Algeria)

This paper, presents an optimized design for a novel Printed Modified Elliptical Monopole (PMEM) antenna. The proposed antenna covers the band 3.1 to 10.6 GHz, which has approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as a commercial band for Impulse Radio Ultra-WideBand (IR-UWB) communications. A parametric study of the proposed antenna was carried out in order to optimize the main parameters. The PMEM antenna has a measured fractional bandwidth of 115.3%.