Triple band Compact Fractal Antenna with Defected Ground Plane for Bluetooth, WiMAX, and WLAN Applications

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M. Harbadji
A. Boufrioua
T. A. Denidni


This paper presents a novel compact coplanar waveguide (CPW) monopole fractal-shaped antenna using fractal patch composed of hexagons with defected ground plane. Inclusion of a pair of S-shaped slots on the ground plane is used to  extend the antenna impedance bandwidth and to provide multiband operation. The antenna has a compact size of 35×35×1.27 mm3 which is compact. The antenna is designed, fabricated and measured. Good performances in terms of return loss, gain and radiation pattern are obtained in the  operating bands, which makes the proposed antenna a good  candidate for multiband wireless systems. The obtained results show that the antenna operates at Bluetooth,Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX), and Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN).


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Harbadji, M., Boufrioua, A., & Denidni, T. A. (2018). Triple band Compact Fractal Antenna with Defected Ground Plane for Bluetooth, WiMAX, and WLAN Applications. Advanced Electromagnetics, 7(5), 26-30.
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M. Harbadji, University of Mentouri brothers

Meriem HARBADJI (corresponding author) received the master’s degrees in electronics from the University of Setif1 Algeria, in 2012. She is pursuing the Ph.D University Frères Mentouri of Constantine 1, Algeria, with Modelling of Renewable Energy Devices and Nanoscale Laboratory (MoDERNa). Her research interest are ultrawideband,multiband antennas, microwave and development structures for wireless communications systems. 

A. Boufrioua, University of Mentouri brothers

Amel BOUFRIOUA received the B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering in 1996, the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in
Microwave from Electronics Department, Constantine University, Algeria, in 2000 and 2006 respectively. From
February 2002 to December 2003, she was a Research Assistant with Space Instrumentation Laboratory at the Centre of Space Techniques “CTS” (Oran, Algeria), and then in November 2003, she was an Assistant Professor at the Electronic Engineering Department (Constantine University). Since 2008, she is a Senior Lecturer with the
Electronic Department, University of Mentouri Brothers Constantine; her area of interest is microwave, microstrip antennas and radiating structures design for recent and future applications.

T. A. Denidni, University of Quebec

Tayeb A. DENIDNI received his M. Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Laval University, Quebec
City, QC, Canada, in 1990 and 1994, respectively. From 1994 to 1996, he was an Assistant Professor with the  engineering department, Université du Quebec in Rimouski (UQAR), Quebec, Canada. From 1996 to 2000, he was also an Associate Professor at UQAR, where he founded the Telecommunications laboratory. Since August 2000, he has been an Associate professor with Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS-EMT), Montreal, Canada. His current research interests include planar microstrip  antennas, dielectric resonator antennas, electromagneticbandgap (EBG) antennas, antenna arrays, and microwave and RF design for wireless applications.


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