A Compact Elliptical Slot UWB Antenna with Extra Bands for Bluetooth, GSM, and GPS

Rahanandeh Lafmejani, Saman Amir, Nooramin, Matin Hosseinzadeh, Amideddin Mataji-Kojouri
a compact size and lightweight planar ultra-wideband (UWB) antenna with an omnidirectional radiation pattern and a stable gain in the frequency range 3.1-10.6 GHz is proposed and investigated. The antenna consists of an elliptical shaped slot which is fed by a 50-Ω microstrip line that is beveled and has fork-shaped is designed. Attaching two inverted U-shape strips at the upper part of the slot, two additional bands are realized covering GPS, upper part of GSM (1770-1840 MHz), and Bluetooth
more » ... 85-2490 MHz) bands. The calculated return loss, omni-directional radiation pattern, and peak gain are in good agreement with the measurement results. The antenna can provide high-performance wireless communications over different frequency bands. This structure has a compact size (27×24 mm 2), is lightweight, and can be easily fabricated. According, the proposed antenna is expected and normal to be a good candidate in various applications in portable and lightweight communication system.