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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2008 (2008), Article ID 379247, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2008/379247
Research Article

CPW-Fed Slot Antenna for Wideband Applications

Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Trichy 620 015, Tamil Nadu, India

Received 7 July 2007; Accepted 28 February 2008

Academic Editor: Karu Esselle

Copyright © 2008 T. Shanmuganantham et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A new coplanar waveguide (CPW)-fed wideband printed slot antenna is presented, and the impedance characteristics of this antenna with different sizes of tapers are discussed. The effect of tapering angle with the resonant frequency is also observed. The fundamental parameters of the antenna such as bandwidth, return loss, gain, radiation pattern, and polarization are obtained. All meets the acceptable antenna standards. The measured input impedance bandwidth (return loss < −10 dB) of the prototype antenna is 52% (4.27–7.58 GHz). The radiation patterns are bidirectional in both planes. This antenna can be part of various wireless communication systems.