Miniaturized Ultra Wideband Microstrip Antenna Based on a Modified Koch Snowflake Geometry for Wireless Applications
American Journal of Electromagnetics and Applications
Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015, Pages: 38-42
Received: Sep. 6, 2015; Accepted: Sep. 22, 2015; Published: Oct. 15, 2015
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Hafid Tizyi, STRS Lab., National Institute of Posts and Telecommunications–NIPT, Rabat, Morocco
Abdellah Najid, STRS Lab., National Institute of Posts and Telecommunications–NIPT, Rabat, Morocco
Fatima Riouch, STRS Lab., National Institute of Posts and Telecommunications–NIPT, Rabat, Morocco
Abdelwahed Tribak, STRS Lab., National Institute of Posts and Telecommunications–NIPT, Rabat, Morocco
Angel Mediavilla, DICOM, University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain
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Abstract
This paper presents a compact micro-strip patch antenna for ultra wideband (UWB) applications using a Koch Snowflake fractal radiating antenna. The antenna supports two ultra widebands. For the lower band, a good impedance bandwidth of 6.55GHz has been achieved from 3.4892GHz to 10.0392GHz. While the upper band covers 5.4976GHz (from 10.9013GHz to 16.3989GHz). It is fed by a 50Ω micro-strip transmission line with an overall size of 30x27 mm. The simulation was performed by Computer Simulation Technology (CST) MICROWAVE STUDIO software, and compared with High Frequency Structural Simulator (HFSS) software. The results show that the proposed antenna has interesting characteristics for UWB applications.
Keywords
Ultra Wideband Antenna, Fractal Antenna, Koch Snowflake
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Hafid Tizyi, Abdellah Najid, Fatima Riouch, Abdelwahed Tribak, Angel Mediavilla, Miniaturized Ultra Wideband Microstrip Antenna Based on a Modified Koch Snowflake Geometry for Wireless Applications, American Journal of Electromagnetics and Applications. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 38-42. doi: 10.11648/j.ajea.20150306.11
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