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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2015, Article ID 182140, 6 pages
Research Article

A Novel UWB TEM Horn Antenna with a Microstrip-Type Feed

School of Electronic, Electrical and Communication Engineering, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China

Received 20 June 2015; Revised 12 August 2015; Accepted 23 August 2015

Academic Editor: Claudio Gennarelli

Copyright © 2015 Youcheng Wang 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.


A novel ultra-wideband (UWB) TEM horn antenna fed by a microstrip-type transition is designed. The feeding structure is directly realized by a microstrip line with the merit of compact size and UWB. To broaden the low frequency band, an arc surface is added at the end of the flare plates. Numerical simulation is applied to discuss the effect of the geometry construction which contains the microstrip-type transition and the circular arc surface at the end of radiating arm. Return loss, radiation pattern, and gain of the fabricated antennas are measured. The measured results show that the antenna yields a wide bandwidth ranging from 1 GHZ to 10.3 GHz with return loss less than −10 dB. The antenna also achieves unidirectional radiation patterns with stable antenna gain. These characteristics imply that the compact antenna may be used for detecting buried objects in the wall or UWB communication systems of band like GSM, Wi-Fi, and so forth.