Ultra Wideband Monopole Antenna Excited by a Capacitive Coupling Feed with Double Band Notch Function



This paper presents the results of a new monopole antenna that exhibits 2.75-10.7 GHz performance. The proposed antenna consists of a radiating patch with notches excited by capacitive coupling feed. Also, the antenna’s truncated ground-plane incorporates a central notch. This modification significantly improves the antenna’s impedance bandwidth by 118% over an ultra-wideband frequency range. These characteristics make the proposed antenna an excellent candidate for numerous UWB applications and next generation communication systems. The key physical parameters affecting the antenna’s frequency characteristics have also been investigated in order to determine optimum antenna performance. The antenna’s simulated return-loss, and E-plane and H-plane radiation patterns show very good correlation with the requirements of UWB applications.