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A slot-loaded reduced-size CPW-fed aperture antenna for UWB applications

Zolfaghari, Mahsa; Riley, Nicholas G.; Mahdawi, Meftah; Shen, Jie


Mahsa Zolfaghari

Nicholas G. Riley

Meftah Mahdawi

Jie Shen


The paper presents a co-planar wave guide (CPW)-fed slot loaded low return loss planar printed antenna with a small size designed for wireless communication and UWB applications. First, a conventional UWB antenna is modeled to provide a reference point for the modeling and then the shape is modified by a self inverted configuration to achieve higher bandwidth and size reduction. To improve the gain and efficiency, a combination of corner features and loading slots are introduced. The primary aim throughout the modeling was to achieve the minimum possible value of return loss (S11) below -10 dB over the FCC-defined UWB frequency range. The antenna was designed, simulated and modified using Agilent's Advanced Design System (ADS). It was fabricated on FR4 substrate and measured return loss results are presented.


Zolfaghari, M., Riley, N. G., Mahdawi, M., & Shen, J. (2013). A slot-loaded reduced-size CPW-fed aperture antenna for UWB applications. doi:10.1109/lapc.2013.6711973

Conference Name 2013 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, LAPC 2013
Start Date Nov 11, 2013
End Date Nov 12, 2013
Publication Date Dec 1, 2013
Deposit Date May 27, 2016
Publicly Available Date May 27, 2016
Journal Antennas and propagation conference (LAPC), 2013 Loughborough
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Pages 611-614
ISBN 9781479900916
Keywords Ultrawide band; Microstrip antenna; Size-reduction; CPW-fed aperture antenna
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