PARAMETRIC STUDY OF PRINTED MONOPOLE ANTENNA BIOINSPIRED ON THE INGA MARGINATA LEAVES FOR UWB APPLICATIONS
Keywords:Leaf-shaped antenna, printed monopole antenna, UWB applications
A microstrip leaf-shaped printed monopole antenna bioinspired on the Inga marginata leaves is presented in this paper for UWB applications. A parametric study of the proposed antenna bioinspired geometry was conducted in order to verify their resonant properties. The antenna was designed with a rectangular slitted ground plane for impedance matching and fabricated on inexpensive glass fiber substrate and fed by a 50 Î© microstrip line. Numerical and experimental results were obtained. The results show an impedance bandwidth superior to 10.26 GHz, greater than the bandwidth considered UWB (7.5 GHz). Antenna dimensions were optimized with the computer program Ansys DesignerÂ® used to simulate the electromagnetic behavior of the antennas by the method of moments.
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