A novel miniaturized slotted multiband antenna is presented in this article. The antenna consists of a kite-shaped slot in the radiating patch to obtain miniaturization, C- and G-shaped slots in the ground plane to incorporate multiband operation and a microstrip feedline to obtain an impedance matching. The aforementioned miniaturization method results in about 50% reduction in active patch area and about 36% reduction in volume of the proposed design, as compared to the conventional antenna. G-shaped slot is used to obtain operations at 3.6 and 5.8 GHz, while C-Shaped slot is used to obtain operations at 6.9 and 9.5 GHz. The antenna has an active patch area of only 384 mm2(24×16mm2), and the entire performance analysis of the antenna are carried out using HFSS v.13.0 simulation software. The proposed design operates at about 3.58 (WiMAX), 5.9 (WLAN), 6.72 (Satellite TV), 8.51 and 9.76 GHz (X-band) with S11<-10dB bandwidth of about 1.95% (3.54–3.61 GHz), 3.5% (5.88–6.09 GHz), 1.7% (6.68–6.80 GHz), 4.4% (8.36–8.74 GHz) and 3.96% (9.4–9.78 GHz), respectively. The proposed structure is compact in size, simple in construction, low profile, easy to fabricate, exhibits good impedance matching, moderate gain and stable radiation characteristics across the operational bandwidths.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Modelling and Simulation
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering