Compact printed ultra-wideband antenna: corrugated monopole augmented with parasitic strips

Ming Chun Tang, Zhiyuan Chen, Richard W. Ziolkowski

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A novel compact microstrip line-fed ultra-wideband (UWB) antenna is reported in this paper. The antenna consists of a corrugated half-ellipse monopole and three strips that act as near-field resonant parasitic (NFRP) elements. The entire UWB band (3.1–10.6 GHz) is covered from a very compact size: 19 mm × 10 mm. Two of the NFRP strips are utilized to cover more effectively the lower portion of the UWB frequency range; the third one improves the broadside gain values by 3.28 dB in the upper portion. As a consequence, this compact design maintains a stable radiation performance over the entire UWB band.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1702-1711
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications
Issue number13
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016


  • Compact antenna
  • near-field resonant parasitic element
  • printed antenna
  • ultra-wideband

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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