Communication a conformal ultrawideband antenna with monopole-like radiation patterns

Bahare Mohamadzade, Roy B. V. B. Simorangkir, Raheel M. Hashmi, Ali Lalbakhsh

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Abstract

A simple conformal ultrawideband (UWB) antenna with monopole-like radiation patterns is proposed in this communication. To achieve the wide bandwidth, two rings are arranged concentrically around the main annular-ring circular patch antenna, in which two rectangular slots are added. The antenna has monopole-like radiation patterns generated by combining four propagation modes of TM01, TM02, TM03, and TM04 throughout the operating bands. To enhance the flexibility and robustness, the proposed antenna is fabricated using conductive fabric embedded into polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) polymer. To our knowledge, this is the first flexible UWB antenna with monopole-like radiation patterns reported in the open literature. The measured results show that the antenna achieves a 10 dB return loss bandwidth from 2.85 to 8.6 GHz. Monopole-like radiation patterns are maintained throughout the frequency …
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 3 Feb 2020

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