Provided by: International Journal of Soft Computing and Engineering (IJSCE)
Date Added: May 2012
In this paper, a printed hexagonal wide slot antenna, fed by a microstrip line with fork like tuning stub for bandwidth enhancement is proposed and experimentally investigated. The impedance, radiation and gain characteristics of this antenna are studied. Simulation and experimental results indicate that a 1.5:1 VSWR bandwidth, of about 1GHz and 2:1 VSWR bandwidth of 1.34GHz is achieved at operating frequency around 2.5GHz, which is about three times larger than a microstrip line fed hexagonal wide slot antenna, with normal tuning stub, considered as reference antenna.