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A Planar Eye Shape Antenna for Ultra-Wide Band Applications

By Behzad Ahmadi
Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 11, 31-38, 2009


In this paper a new planar monopole antenna is presented. The performance parameters like return loss of the single antenna as well as transmission function, group delay, and the fidelity factor of a two-antenna system are calculated. The radiator is eye-shaped, and it can be used in dipole or monopole configurations. Good ultra wide band performance is achieved. Small size, simple design requirements and good performance are among the most advantageous features of this new of planar antennas.


Behzad Ahmadi, "A Planar Eye Shape Antenna for Ultra-Wide Band Applications," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 11, 31-38, 2009.


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