Compact hyper-band printed slot antenna with stable radiation properties

Ming Chun Tang, Richard W. Ziolkowski, Shaoqiu Xiao

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A compact hyper-band (> 10:1 impedance bandwidth) printed antenna design is investigated numerically and experimentally. It is based on an elliptical-slot antenna augmented with a parasitic oval patch and driven with a specially engineered microstrip-line-fed elliptical tuning fork element. The parasitic and driven elements are adjusted along with the elliptical slot to create additional resonance modes; adjust the coupling strengths among all of the design components; facilitate the overlap of adjacent resonance modes; and fine tune the input impedance. The total size of the final optimized antenna is only 30×40 mm2. It exhibits a -10-dB impedance bandwidth from 2.26 to 22.18 GHz. Desirable radiation performance characteristics, including relatively stable and omni-directional radiation patterns, are obtained over this range. A prototype was fabricated and tested. The experimental results confirm the predicted input impedance bandwidth and radiation characteristics. While the hyper-band performance could be used for high fidelity short pulse applications, the antenna could also be used for multi-band operations from 3.1-10.6 GHz since it covers that entire ultra-wideband (UWB) spectral range.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6780602
Pages (from-to)2962-2969
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2014


  • Compact antennas
  • hyper-band
  • parasitic elements
  • printed slot antennas
  • ultra-wideband antenna

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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