Different feeding geometries for planar elliptical UWB dipoles and the excitation of leakage current

Gerry Whyte, Faisal Darbari, Ian McGregor, I.A. Glover, Iain Thayne

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This paper presents an assessment of the impact of feeding geometry and leakage current on the performance of several types of printed elliptical UWB dipoles. Using simulation and experimental verification this paper investigates the impact via field analysis, S-parameters, and pulse transmission. The UWB dipoles investigated are; a microstrip-fed UWB dipole, that had unpredictable behaviour due to the feed, which excited leakage current down the feed cable and, as a result, distorted the pulse. To minimise the leakage current, three other UWB dipoles were investigated. These were a CPW-fed UWB dipole with slots, a hybrid-feed UWB dipole, and a tapered-feed UWB dipole.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication38th European Microwave Conference, 2008.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)978-2-87487-006-4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008


  • S-parameters
  • antenna feeds
  • coplanar waveguides
  • dipole antennas
  • leakage currents
  • microstrip antennas
  • ultra wideband antennas
  • CPW-fed UWB dipole
  • feeding geometry
  • hybrid-feed UWB dipole
  • leakage current
  • microstrip
  • planar elliptical UWB dipoles
  • pulse transmission
  • slots
  • tapered-feed UWB dipole

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