Design of Reconfigurable Band Notches Antenna for Cognitive Radio Applications


In this paper, an antenna with reconfigurable band notches, for cognitive radio applications, is proposed. The antenna can be operated as ultra wideband, and is reconfigurable in terms of the ability to select a notched band in the SRR resonant frequency. The reconfigurable band notches are induced using a band-stop filter based on split-ring resonators (SRRs), and are controlled using electronic switches mounted over the SRRs. For this sake, the design of the band-stop filter is proposed. A prototype of filter is fabricated and measured. The incorporation of a band-stop filter, into a wideband antenna, is then looked into. The proposed antenna is designed and simulated using Ansoft HFSS. A prototype of the antenna is fabricated and measured. A good analogy between simulated and measured results is obtained.

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Lalj, H. , Griguer, H. and Drissi, M. (2014) Design of Reconfigurable Band Notches Antenna for Cognitive Radio Applications. Wireless Engineering and Technology, 5, 99-105. doi: 10.4236/wet.2014.53011.

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