A Novel Compact Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Wide Slot Antenna with via Holes
Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) wireless communication technology has been receiving wide attention from both academy and industry since the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) released of the frequency band from 3.1 to 10.6GHz for commercial communication applications in February 2002. A novel compact UWB wide slot antenna with via holes is presented for UWB applications. The antenna is composed of a trapezoidal slot on the ground plane, a rectangular patch in the center of the slot and three via holes connecting the rectangular patch and the microstrip feed-line. The antenna is successfully designed, implemented and measured.