Multiband Slot Loaded Uniplanar CPW-fed Monopole Antenna with Asymmetrical Arms



This paper presents a new approach for the design of a multiband uniplanar CPW-fed monopole antenna. The antenna consists of a fork like monopole strip to which is added an inverted U-shaped strip. The three branch fork like strip can create three resonant bands within the WLAN range while the placement of the inverted U-shaped strip provides a better impedance matching for the lowest resonant frequency band. Loading slot on the top of the U-shaped strip with asymmetric arms can add two further resonant frequency bands. This antenna can cover the frequencies of PCS, WiMAX and WLAN applications along with the major part of the C band. A prototype of the antenna is fabricated and tested. A good agreement is found between simulated and measured results.