Dual Notched-Band Crescent Moon Dielectric Resonator Antenna
Mohamed Debab, Amina Bendaoudi, and Zoubir Mahdjoub
In this article, a dual-band notched ultra-wideband (UWB) dielectric resonator antenna is proposed. The antenna structure consists of Crescent Moon Dielectric Resonator (CMDR) fed by a stepped microstrip monopole printed antenna, partial ground plane, and an I-shaped stub. The Crescent Moon dielectric resonator is placed on the microstrip monopole printed antenna to achieve wide impedance bandwidth, and the I-shaped stub is utilized to improve impedance bandwidth for the WiMAX band. A comprehensive parametric study is carried out using HFSS software to achieve the optimum antenna performance and optimize the bandwidth of the proposed antenna. The entire band is useful with two filtered bands at 5.5 GHz and 6.8 GHz by the creation of notches. The band’s rejection, WLAN band (5.2–5.7 GHz), and the downlink frequency band of ITU 7 GHz-band for satellite communication (6.5–7.3 GHz) is realized by inserting G-shaped and C-shaped slots in the ground. The simulation results demonstrate that the proposed CMDR antenna achieves satisfactory UWB performance, with an impedance bandwidth of around 88.7%, covers the frequency band of 3.2 - 8.3 GHz, excluding a rejection band for the WLAN and ITU 7 GHz band. The CMDR is simulated using HFSS and CST high-frequency simulators.