Provided by: EMW Publishing
Date Added: Jan 2008
Tremendous effort has been made by researchers to develop and explore new UWB antennas since Federal Communications Commission (FCC) allocated the frequency band of 3.1 to 10.6GHz for the operation of devices in the new communication technology. An Ultra-WideBand (UWB) monopole antenna with a band-notch characteristic is presented which needs only two parameters to tune the notch frequency. The proposed monopole antenna is embedded with a crescent slot, whose length is determined by parametric study. By adjusting the slot length, the notched frequency band within the antenna's operating bandwidth can be easily controlled.