The microsrip-fed ultrawideband (UWB) monopole antenna is studied. The design is demonstrated assuming FR4 substrate with a relative dielectric constant of 4.4 and thickness of 1.6 mm. The presented results show that the proposed antenna of 43 mm × 50 mm dimensions has a bandwidth from 2.85 GHz to more than 15 GHz. The bandwidth covered 3.1-10.6 GHz, which has approved by the Federal Communications Commission as a commercial UWB band. Satisfactory performance was obtained using FR4 substrate, allowing low cost of production. Moreover, the antenna features near omnidirectional characteristics and good radiation efficiency.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering