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Compact wideband tapered-fed printed bow-tie antenna with rectangular edge extension
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In this article, a wideband printed bow-tie antenna is designed entire band of GPS (L5), PCS, IMT-2000, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, WiMAX bands, and the most of frequency range of UWB. Apart from the traditional designs, the proposed antenna includes tapered printed line with a feeding point patch and triangular bows with rectangular edge extensions, which makes the antenna more compact. The antenna realized at the frequency band of 1.49-9.5 GHz (more than 6.3:1 ratio bandwidth) has the dimensions of 122mmx56mm (0.61(0)x0.28(0)). According to measurement results, the realized gain varies between almost 1 and 6.5 dBi with 4.44dBi average, which are in good agreement with simulation results. Radiation patterns at the lower frequencies of operating band show dipole like radiation pattern with higher cross-pol discrimination levels while they degrade at the higher frequencies due to increase in gain.