International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering (IJITEE)
In this paper the authors are proposing a brief description about Microstrip printed wide slot antenna with a fork like tuning stub for bandwidth enhancement. By applying fork like tuning stub to the microstrip wide slot antenna instead of line feed, it is experimentally found that operating bandwidth can be enhanced. Experimental results indicate that the impedance bandwidth, defined by -10Db return loss, of the proposed wide slot antenna can reach operating bandwidth of 3.1 GHz at operating frequency about 2GHz which is 6 times greater than conventional wide slot antenna. A comprehensive parametric study has been carried out to understand the effects of various dimensional parameters and to optimize the performance of the designed antenna.