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Bandwidth Enhancement of An Inset-Fed Rectangular Patch Antenna using Partial Ground with Edge-cut Method

Ndujiuba, Charles Uzoanya and Ilesanmi, Oluwafemi A. and Agboje, O. E. (2017) Bandwidth Enhancement of An Inset-Fed Rectangular Patch Antenna using Partial Ground with Edge-cut Method. International Journal of Electromagnetics and Applications, 7 (1). pp. 9-16.

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In this paper, conventional inset-fed rectangular patch antenna was designed, simulated, analyzed and modified in other to improve on its bandwidth. Patch antennas inherently have narrow bandwidth, which makes them have restricted areas of application. In other to enhance this narrow bandwidth, this paper combines the use of both the partial ground method and edge-cut techniques of bandwidth enhancement to increase the bandwidth of the designed inset-fed conventional rectangular patch antenna from 80MHz to 180MHz. It was noted that other antenna parameters like: the return loss, voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR), and the gain were equally improved on. This technique also ensures that the size of the antenna is equally reduced to make it suitable for integrated circuit, portable and mobile wireless communication applications. High frequency structure simulator (HFSS) software was used for the design and simulation the result of this project shows that by using partial ground with edge-cut of patch, better bandwidth and performance improvement can be achieved from a patch antenna. The designed antenna is good for the middle band WiMAX technology. WiMAX has three allocated frequency bands: Low band is between (2.5-2.69) GHz, the middle band is between (3.2-3.8) GHz and the upper band is (5.2-5.8) GHz.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Dr. Charles U Ndujiuba
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2017 12:14
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2017 12:14

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