The International Journal of Innovative Research in Technology and Science (IJIRTS)
In this paper, the authors introduce a low profile planar antenna for ultra-wide band applications. The antenna consisting of star shaped conducting patch, dielectric substrate and a partial conducting ground plane. The patch is excited using a rectangular microstrip feed line. The antenna size is 32x21mm. The impedance bandwidth of the antenna extended from 3GHz to 14GHz, thus meeting the requirements of a good UWB system. The gain of the antenna in enhanced significantly by implementing a reflector plane under the antenna.