CPW-Fed UWB antenna with sharp and high rejection multiple notched bands using stub loaded meander line resonator

Hany A. Atallah, Adel B. Abdel-Rahman, Kuniaki Yoshitomi, Ramesh Pokharel

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This paper presents a CPW-fed UWB filter-antenna with sharp and high rejection multiple band notches for band-notched UWB communication applications. The band notch operation is achieved by employing a sharp bandstop filter (BSF) with multiple reject bands using only one element meander line resonator at the bottom layer through theoretical calculations and parametric studies. The adjustment of the notched bands is successfully accomplished by loading the meander line with open ended stubs to modify the harmonic frequencies to the desired bands. The structure of the proposed BSF is simple and compact so that the proposed filter-antenna is achieved with the same size of the reference UWB antenna without an extra area. Measurement results show that the proposed filter-antenna has two notches at the WiMAX systems operating in the 5.8 GHz (5.725–5.85 GHz) and at the international telecommunication union (ITU) operating in the 8.2 GHz (8.025–8.4 GHz). Also, it has sharp rejection characteristics at the edges of the federal communication commission (FCC) band for UWB communications. The experimental measurements are in good agreement with theoretical and simulation results for the BSF and the filter-antenna. Moreover, the filter-antenna exhibits stable omnidirectional radiation patterns except at the notched bands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-31
Number of pages10
JournalAEU - International Journal of Electronics and Communications
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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