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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2012, Article ID 513829, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/513829
Research Article

Band-Notched Ultrawide Band Planar Inverted-F Antenna

1Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Faisalabad Campus, Faisalabad, Pakistan
2Department of Electrical Engineering, GC University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
3Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan
4Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3GJ, UK

Received 25 February 2012; Accepted 9 April 2012

Academic Editor: Minh-Chau Huynh

Copyright © 2012 H. T. Chattha 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 novel ultrawide band planar inverted-F antenna with band-notched characteristics is presented in this paper. The planar inverted-F antenna uses two parasitic elements to enhance the bandwidth to cover the ultrawide band. The band-notched feature is added by inserting a W-shaped slot on the top radiating element of the antenna with a band rejection from 5.08 to 6 GHz (measured). Both the measured and simulated results are obtained to draw the conclusions.