Date Added: Oct 2012
In this paper, the authors present a fractal shape slot based patch antenna for multiband operations. The fractal shape slot is designed on the rectangular patch and the antenna is fed through a microstrip line. The proposed design and feeding technique allows the antenna to operate at multiple frequencies in the range of 1- 20 GHz. It is demonstrated through simulation that the Return Loss (RL) values occurred at 1.33 GHz, 4.16 GHz, 7 GHz, 9.8 GHz, 12.7 GHz, 15.5 GHz and 18.3 GHz, respectively, having VSWR-2. It is also observed that the gain of proposed design is higher than the conventional patch antenna. Parametric study is also included to give an overview for the performance of proposed design.