Filtenna Designed with Defected Ground Structure (DGS) for Ultra-wideband Applications

Dayang Azra, Awang Mat and Lee, Yee Hui and Dyg Norkhairunnisa, Abang Zaidel (2024) Filtenna Designed with Defected Ground Structure (DGS) for Ultra-wideband Applications. Jurnal Kejuruteraan, 36 (2). pp. 559-568. ISSN 0128-0198

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In microwave imaging applications, filter and antenna are the key components as front-end devices and function independently. Antenna radiates and receives signals to or from nearby scattered objects while filter is used to suppress unwanted signals noise before and after the required bandwidth. Current antennas suffer from high loss, bandwidth limitation and impedance mismatch and deteriorate their performance near the band-edges if connected as a stand-alone device. Due to the current trend towards simplicity and size reduction, researchers are focusing on integrating the filter and antenna into a single module called integrated filter-antenna (IFA) or filtering antenna (filtenna). These would improve the noise performance of the system and pre-filtering requirements such as complexity algorithm in inverse scattering techniques This paper introduces a novel contribution in the field of UWB antenna design by incorporating Defected Ground Structure (DGS) on both the antenna and filter. Thus, the main aim of this research is to conduct detail parametric studies of the proposed integrated filter-antenna with defected ground structure (DGS) to enhance the performance of imaging system. The proposed IFA will be analysed on Rogers RO4003C dielectric substrate by using EM tool, Computer Simulation Technology (CST) and measured using R&S Vector Network Analyzer (VNA). A compact ultra-wideband (UWB) filter and UWB elliptical antenna are designed and examined in detail before combining the devices. Different types of DGS are designed and act as the ground layer of the proposed filtering antenna. The bandwidth of each design is then compared with and without the existence of DGS. The results show that the proposed IFA with DGS implementation achieve the targeted objective, with compact size, enhanced bandwidth and better performance compared to the conventional design of filter and antenna. By integrating filter and antenna into one subsystem, it can help to reduce the loss and enhancing the bandwidth of the system thus letting the antenna to operate at more different frequencies that fall within the range. Both simulated and measured results prove that by integrating filter and antenna into one module, a low loss and larger bandwidth can be accomplished. High performance compact IFA can act as microwave transceiver to improve the overall performance of the microwave imaging system, MIS.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Information, Communication and Creative Technology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Integrated Filter-Antenna (IFA) or Filtering Antenna (filtenna), Defected Ground Structure (DGS), Ultrawideband (UWB), Rogers RO4003C dielectric substrate, Computer Simulation Technology (CST), R&S Vector Network Analyzer (VNA).
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Awang Mat
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2024 06:50
Last Modified: 06 May 2024 07:43

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