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Compact Multislot Planar Monopole Antenna for Microwave Imaging

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A novel compact planar monopole antenna fed with a microstrip-line is presented. The proposed planar monopole antenna featuring a compact size of 16 mm×16 mm, multislot, and a simple tuning stub design. It is intended for use in the early stage breast cancer detection that covers the ultra-wideband (UWB) frequency band. A wide impedance bandwidth of around 65% (4.9–9.6 GHz) is achieved. The parametric studies indicated that the proposed antenna has salient characteristics, low profile and compactness compared to existing UWB antennas. The antenna demonstrated an omnidirectional radiation pattern at low frequencies.
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Keywords: Microwave Imaging; Multislot; Planar Monopole; Ultra-Wideband

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: School of Engineering, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation, Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2: School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Nibong Tebal, 14300 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Publication date: November 1, 2017

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