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International Journal of Microwave Science and Technology
Volume 2014, Article ID 659592, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/659592
Research Article

Novel Design of Microstrip Antenna with Improved Bandwidth

Department of Electronics and Communication, University of Allahabad, Allahabad 211002, India

Received 1 August 2014; Revised 23 September 2014; Accepted 24 September 2014; Published 2 October 2014

Academic Editor: Paolo Colantonio

Copyright © 2014 Km. Kamakshi 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 design of broadband patch antenna is presented in this paper. The broadband property of the proposed antenna is achieved by choosing a proper selection of dimensions and positions of slot and notch on the radiating patch. The bandwidth of the proposed antenna is found to be 30.5% with operating frequency band from 1.56 GHz to 2.12 GHz. Antenna characteristics are observed for different inclination angles “α” and its effect on bandwidths is also reported. The maximum gain of the antenna is found to be 9.86 dBi and it achieves broadside radiation pattern in the direction of maximum radiation over the operating band. The proposed antenna structure is simulated, fabricated, and tested for obtaining the desired performance. The simulated results are verified with experimental results which are in good agreement.