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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2012, Article ID 721412, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/721412
Research Article

High Gain Compact Strip and Slot UWB Sinuous Antennas

Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, University of Florence, 3 Via Santa Marta, 50139 Florence, Italy

Received 5 October 2012; Accepted 17 October 2012

Academic Editor: Renato Cicchetti

Copyright © 2012 Elson Agastra 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

Three ground-backed compact strip-and slot-sinuous antennas are analyzed. Proposed configuration allows for a single lobe, polarization-versatile, high efficiency, and ultrawide band antenna not needing a cumbersome lossy back cavity typical of conventional single-lobe sinuous antennas. Simulations show attained performances as well as tuning possibilities.