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2013-05-21

On the Design of Ultra Wide Band Rectangular Slot Antenna Excited by a Flared Microstrip Feed Line

By Rajas Khokle, Raj Kumar, and Raghupatruni Ram Krishna
Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 40, 53-68, 2013
doi:10.2528/PIERC13040601

Abstract

A rectangular slot antenna for UWB applications is proposed in this paper. The slot is designed in stepped configuration and is excited by an L-shaped microstrip line flared at the end. The measured impedance bandwidth (-10 dB) from 3 GHz to 27 GHz is achieved. The radiation patterns are bidirectional in the E plane and omnidirectional in the H plane with the measured peak gain around 5 dBi throughout the band. The experimental results are in good agreement with the simulated results. A detail parametric study is done for the flare angle and the flare width to axis ratio and their effect on the impedance bandwidth and the reflection coefficient is described.

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Rajas Khokle, Raj Kumar, and Raghupatruni Ram Krishna, "On the Design of Ultra Wide Band Rectangular Slot Antenna Excited by a Flared Microstrip Feed Line," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 40, 53-68, 2013.
doi:10.2528/PIERC13040601
http://jpier.org/PIERC/pier.php?paper=13040601

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