Compact disc monopole antennas for current and future ultrawideband (UWB) applications

Mohamed Nabil Srifi, Symon Podilchak, Mohamed Essaaidi, Yahia M. M. Antar

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Abstract

Circular disc monopole antennas are investigated for current and future ultrawideband (UWB) applications. The studied antennas are compact and of small size (25 mm 35 mm X 0.83 mm) with a 50-Omega feed line and offer a very simple geometry suitable for low cost fabrication and straightforward printed circuit board integration. More specifically, the impedance matching of the classic printed circular disc UWB monopole is improved by introducing transitions between the microstrip feed line and the printed disc. Two particular designs are examined using a dual and single microstrip transition. By using this simple antenna matching technique, respective impedance bandwidths (vertical bar S(11)vertical bar <-10 dB) from 2.5 to 11.7 GHz and 3.5 to 31.9 GHz are obtained. Results are also compared to a classic UWB monopole with no such matching network transitions. Measured and simulated reflection coefficient curves are provided along with beam patterns, gain and group delay values as a function of frequency. The transient behavior of the studied antennas is also examined in the time domain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4470-4480
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Volume59
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

Keywords

  • Impedance bandwidth
  • monopole disc antenna
  • ultrawideband (UWB) applications
  • WIDE-BAND APPLICATIONS
  • IMPEDANCE BANDWIDTH
  • SLOT ANTENNAS
  • SYSTEMS
  • DESIGN
  • RADIOS

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