CST – Computer Simulation Technology

Performance of a Crossed Exponentially Tapered Slot Antenna for UWB Systems

Title:
Performance of a Crossed Exponentially Tapered Slot Antenna for UWB Systems
Author(s):
Jorge R. Costa, Carla R. Medeiros, Carlos A. Fernandes
Source:
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Vol./Issue/Date:
Volume: 57, Issue: 5, May 2009
Year:
2009
Page(s):
1345 - 1352
Keywords:
Antenna transient analysis, linear polarization, printed broadband antenna, tapered slot antenna, ultrawideband (UWB) antennas
Abstract:
A compact printed antenna is described that exhibits adequate transient performance for ultrawideband (UWB) applications and it is further adequate for polarization diversity schemes. The antenna is based on an original combination of two crossed exponentially tapered slots plus a star-shaped slot to produce a stable radiation pattern with very stable polarization over the 3.1–10.6 GHz FCC assigned band. Results are confirmed with measurements. Figures of merit like output pulse fidelity and time window containing 90% of the transmitted energy are analyzed over the entire solid angle and showed to remain quite stable, in line with envisaged UWB system requirements. Compact dual-antenna arrangements are also analyzed in view of potential use for UWB multiple-input–multiple-output implementations.
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