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A Notch-Band UWB Antenna for OAM Wave Generation

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This paper investigates a trapezoidal Monopole Patch Antenna (MPA) with an Ultra-Wideband (UWB) characteristic and a dual-stage notched band at fifth generation (5G) and Wireless Local-Area Network (WLAN) bands. The 5G band is notched by inserting a U-shaped slot on the trapezoidal UWB MPA. The WLAN band is notched using five-square metallic-conductor Electromagnetic Bandgap (EBG) patches that are installed on the surface of the backside of the radiating patch and attached to the ground plane via a shorting pin. The small, proposed antenna is built upon an FR4 substrate substance, having dielectric comparative permittivity εr = 4.7, and fed by a 50 Ω coplanar waveguide. The antenna’s size is 32×42.90×0.8 mm3. The simulated results show that the antenna has an operating frequency range of 2.39–14.72 GHz for |S11|<-10 rejecting WLAN (5.15–5.825 GHz), as well as sub-6 GHz 5G (3.4–3.9 GHz) great-selectivity signals. A higher gain obtained by the UWB antenna is 6.4 dBi, while a sharp decrease occurs in the rejected bands, reaching -8.29 dBi. This study also employs the Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM) technique. However, OAM waves are generated using eight trapezoidal UWB MPAs. Creating notches reduces the interference problem in UWB frequencies, and merging the UWB with the OAM technique allows the OAM to operate on many frequencies. Moreover, notches can be generated for specific frequencies inside the UWB bands. These techniques, trapezoidal UWB MPA and OAM wave generation, can significantly increase the spectrum range and improve the spectrum efficiency in wireless communications.
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Electromagnetic Bandgap; Notch-Band Antenna; Orbital Angular Momentum; Ultra-Wideband

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