A Compact Inductively Loaded Monopole Antenna for Future UWB Applications
A novel inductively loaded monopole for future Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) applications is presented. The antenna is compact and of small size (16x20x0.8mm) and offer a very simple geometry suitable for low cost fabrication and straight forward printed circuit board integration. More specifically, the impedance matching of the classic printed inductively loaded monopole is improved by employment of the tapered microstrip feed line between K-connector and the printed monopole. By using this technique, impedance bandwidth (S11<-10dB) from 3.03GHz to over 40GHz is obtained.