International Journal of Wireless and Microwave Technologies(IJWMT)

ISSN: 2076-1449 (Print), ISSN: 2076-9539 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJWMT Vol.7, No.4, Jul. 2017

On Design of Modified Hexagonal Slot UWB Antenna with Band Notched Characteristics

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Sampada C.Deshmukh, R.P.Labade

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Modified hexagonal slot antenna;ultra wideband (UWB);U-shape radiating patch;WiMAX


A micro strip-fed printed, modified hexagonal slot ultra wideband antenna with a band notch function is presented as well as investigated in this paper. The basic antenna comprises a U-shape radiating patch on one side of the substrate and ground plane with modified hexagonal slot on the other side of the substrate. Proper alignment and use of a modified hexagonal slot gives additional resonances and much wider impedance bandwidth is obtained. To create a notched band for WiMAX, symmetrical L- shape parasitic stubs are embedded in the upper edge of the modified hexagonal slot of the ground plane. The proposed antenna operates over the frequency band from 2.71 GHz to 11.73 GHz with a band rejection from 3.27-4 GHz (for WiMAX).The proposed antenna is fabricated on a FR-4 substrate having a dielectric constant of 4.4 with an overall size of 28 x 28 x 1.6mm3. Parametric studies have been conducted by changing length, width and thickness of symmetrical L- shape parasitic stubs. Simulated results are in good agreement with measured results. Designed antenna exhibits good radiation, efficiency greater than 80% within the entire ultra wideband except for WiMAX frequency. 

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Sampada C.Deshmukh, R.P.Labade,"On Design of Modified Hexagonal Slot UWB Antenna with Band Notched Characteristics", International Journal of Wireless and Microwave Technologies(IJWMT), Vol.7, No.4, pp.60-70, 2017.DOI: 10.5815/ijwmt.2017.04.06


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