Author(s): T Peter, R Nilavalan, S W Cheung
A novel transparent Tapered Slot Antenna is proposed in this paper. Since the approval by the FCC in 2002, much research has been undertaken on UWB especially for wireless communications. Often times especially for devices where internet services are required, UWB is complemented with the 2.4 GHz WLAN service like in Laptops or notebooks instead of being filtered out. In this paper, a transparent Tapered Slot Antenna (TSA) covering the frequency range from 2.1 GHz to 10.8 GHz is designed and fabricated using AgHT-8 for use in Laptop applications. The antenna provides sufficient gain, reasonable efficiency and a good return loss.