Broadband Half-Cylindrical DRA for Future WLAN Applications

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

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Abumazwed, Ahmed; Ahmed, Osama; Sebak, A. R. (Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Concordia University, 1515 Ste. Catherine West, S-EV5.139, Montreal, Quebec, H4G 2W1 Canada)

This paper presents a novel broadband Dielectric Resonator Antenna (DRA). The antenna is fed by an aperture coupling slot together with a U shaped slot to excite more modes of radiation with similar characteristics. The antenna operates over a wide band of frequencies covering the future WLAN applications. It has an impedance bandwidth of 31%. The gain changes around 5 dB. The antenna has good radiation characteristics over the operating bandwidth.