Band-notched planar UWB antenna using unit cells of frequency selective surfaces
Band-notched ultra-wideband (UWB) antennas using frequency selective surfaces (FSSs) are presented. The proposed antennas utilized the band rejection characteristic of typical FSS unit cells. We loaded the FSS unit cells on the same plane of planar UWB antenna. These antennas are designed to reject the interference from the wireless local area network band, 5.15-5.825 GHz in the UWB band, 3.1-10.6 GHz. The measured peak gains of the proposed antennas are more than 2 dBi at both operation edge and center frequencies and sufficient to apply for commercial purpose. The antennas have small size and planar shape for the purpose of the small mobile application, and enhanced design freedom by using various existing FSS unit cells.