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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 173704, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/173704
Research Article

Two-Step Beveled UWB Printed Monopole Antenna with Band Notch

1The Institute of Information Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan 450000, China
2Department of Wireless Communication, Zhengzhou Locaris Electronics Technology Co., Ltd, Zhengzhou, Henan 450000, China
3School of Computer Science and Information Technology, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia

Received 1 January 2014; Revised 27 March 2014; Accepted 24 April 2014; Published 27 May 2014

Academic Editor: Renato Cicchetti

Copyright © 2014 Yan Xiao 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

This paper presents a novel compact printed monopole ultra-wideband (UWB) antenna featured with the band notch. The proposed antenna consists of a two-step beveled radiant patch and a truncated ground plane, which can provide a good impedance matching from 3.1 GHz to 10.6 GHz. In order to generate the band-notched characteristics, two symmetrical slots are embedded along with the microstrip feeding line, resulting in a band notch from 5.05 GHz to 5.85 GHz. Accordingly, the mutual electromagnetic interference between the UWB and wireless local area network (WLAN) radio communication systems can be eliminated. In addition, it is shown how the slots integrated on the ground plane improve the radiation patterns. The experimental measurements are found to be in good agreement with the numerical simulations.