Comparison of UWB Antennas Considering Pattern Variation with Frequency

Tharaka Dissanayake, Karu P Esselle

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Abstract

In this paper, we quantitatively compare the radiation pattern stability performance of nine monopole-type UWB antennas (both printed and nonprinted) with the help of a newly proposed figure of merit called the pattern stability factor (PSF). We also determine their overall bandwidth, which is the frequency range within which both matching and pattern stability is very good (i.e. RL >10 dB & PSF >0.95). It was found that the geometry of both the antenna and the ground plane has a significant effect on the overall bandwidth.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2006 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium USNC/URSI National Radio Science and AMEREM Meetings
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages4665-4668
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1424401232
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventAntennas and Propagation Society International Symposium 2006 -
Duration: 9 Jul 200614 Jul 2006

Conference

ConferenceAntennas and Propagation Society International Symposium 2006
Period9/07/0614/07/06

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Keywords

  • antenna radiation patterns
  • microstrip antennas
  • monopole antennas
  • ultra wideband antennas

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