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Design and Performance Analysis of Fractal Regular Slotted-Patch Antennas for Ultra-Wideband Communication Systems

  • Majed O. Dwairi
  • Mohamed S. SolimanEmail author
  • Ahmad A. Alahmadi
  • Sami H. A. Almalki
  • Iman I. M. Abu Sulayman
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Abstract

This paper presents design of fractal regular slots patch antennas for Ultra-wideband (UWB) systems. The reference antenna is an UWB monopole rectangular patch antenna. Twenty proposed different fractal slots with regular configurations have been inserted randomly to the patch of the reference antenna to modify its characteristics and decrease the patch area. Four antennas cases out of these twenty proposed configurations are investigated in terms of the antennas different parameters including impedance bandwidth characteristics, radiation patterns, surface current distribution, gain, and group delay evaluation. The simulation and measurement results prove that the fractal slot configurations and positions create a filtering behavior in the form of mismatch band and band reject characteristics.

Keywords

Fractal antenna Regular slots configurations Ultra-wideband communication Antenna parameters Mismatch band Reject band 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors are thankful to Professor Nihad I. Dib and his research team, at Electrical Engineering Department, Jordan University of Science and Technology, for their beneficial efforts and professional help during the fabrication and the measurement of the proposed structures.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Communication Engineering, Al-Balqa Applied UniversityFaculty of Engineering TechnologyAmmanJordan
  2. 2.Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Energy EngineeringAswan UniversityAswanEgypt
  3. 3.Department of Electrical EngineeringFaculty of Engineering, Taif UniversityTaifKingdom of Saudi Arabia

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