A Novel Small E–Ring Shaped Monopole Antenna with Dual Band-Notch Function for UWB Wireless Communications

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Islamic Azad University, Ardabil Branch

2 Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST)


This paper presents an E-ring shaped printed monopole antenna for UWB applications with dual notched bands performance. In order to generate single frequency band notch function, we applied a U-ring shaped monopole antenna, and by inserting a rectangular ring in the centre of it an E-ring shaped radiating patch created and a dual band-notch function can be achieved. The measured bandwidth of the proposed antenna is from 2.75 GHz to 11.43 GHz (110%) for VSWR < 2. The proposed antenna offers two notched bands, covering all the 5.2/5.8GHz of WLAN, 3.5/5.5 GHz of WiMAX and 4-GHz of C bands ranges. Good radiation behavior within the UWB frequency range has been obtained. The antenna has a small dimension of 10 *17 mm2.