Miniaturization of an Ultra-Wideband Antenna with Two Spiral Elements

  • Hong, Seok-Jin (Division of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Hanyang University) ;
  • Choi, Jae-Hoon (Division of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Hanyang University)
  • Received : 2008.09.25
  • Accepted : 2008.12.17
  • Published : 2009.02.28

Abstract

In this letter, novel antennas with two spiral elements are presented for ultra-wideband application. The original antenna consists of a T-shaped microstrip feed line, two spiral radiating elements, and a ground plane with two circular slots. It measures 30 mm ${\times}$ 40 mm ${\times}$ 1.6 mm. Spiral elements are used to increase the lower bandwidth limit. To further reduce the size of the antenna, the original antenna is cut in half by using the symmetry of the surface current distributions. The proposed antennas feature omnidirectional radiation patterns and good gain flatness.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : IITA

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