Broadband printed monopole antennas

Tharaka Dissanayake, Karu Esselle, Yuehe Ge

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Microstrip patch antenna is generally the most popular antenna for portable devices. These antennas however are inherently narrow band. To obtain a wide bandwidth form a microstrip patch antenna the substrate thickness has to be increased and the dielectric constant of the substrate has to be kept as low as possible [1]. Long feed probes required for antennas with thick substrates introduce undesirable inductive effects. Novel feed methods such as L probe feeds and F probe feeds have been reported in [2] and [3], respectively, to eliminate such effects. In addition, as reported in [2] and [4], slot loading of the patch antenna has been successfully employed in enhancing the bandwidth. Another broadband antenna, designed for a thin substrate, includes a rectangular slot inside a rectangular metal patch [5].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th international symposium on antenna technology and applied electromagnetics and URSI conference
EditorsGreg Bridges, Shelly Girardin
Place of PublicationWinnipeg, Canada
PublisherAntem Inc
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780969256397
ISBN (Print)0969256396
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event10th International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics - Ottawa, ON, Canada
Duration: 20 Jul 200423 Jul 2004


Conference10th International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics
CityOttawa, ON, Canada


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