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A New Dual Band Planar Fractal Antenna for UMTS and ISM Bands

Taoufik Benyetho(1*), Larbi El Abdellaoui(2), Jamal Zbitou(3), Hamid Bennis(4), Abdelwahed Tribak(5), Mohamed Latrach(6)

(1) LMEET, FST of Settat, Hassan 1st University, Morocco
(2) LMEET, FST of Settat, Hassan 1st University, Morocco
(3) LMEET, FST of Settat, Hassan 1st University, Morocco
(4) TIM Research Team, EST of Meknes, Moulay Ismail University, Morocco
(5) Microwave Team, INPT, Morocco
(6) Microwave Group, ESEO, France
(*) Corresponding author



This paper presents a new dual band planar fractal antenna based on an elliptic geometry. The antenna results show two resonance frequencies at 2.35 GHz and 5.8 GHz with a -10 dB return loss bandwidths respectively of 750 MHz and 320 MHz which cover Universal Mobile Telecommunications System band (1920 - 1980 MHz / 2110 - 2170 MHz) and Industrial, Scientific and Medical bands (2400 - 2500 MHz and 5725 - 5875 MHz). The antenna originality resides in its small size 55 × 30 mm² implemented over an FR4 substrate of 4.4 for relative permittivity, 1.6 mm for thickness and 0.025 for loss tangent.
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Fractal; IFS; ISM; Planar Antenna; UMTS

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