In this paper, a novel design of compact Coplanar Waveguide-fed planar monopole antenna with enhanced bandwidth and multiband characteristics has been proposed. Two rectangular rings have been incorporated in a rectangular patch to obtain multiband operation for Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) (2.4/5.2/5.8 GHz) and Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) (2.3/2.5/5.5 GHz) bands. A parasitic strip and meandering along with double-ringed structure have been used to achieve enhanced impedance bandwidth in WLAN (from 2.26 to 3.03 GHz) and WiMAX (from 4.48 to 6.85 GHz) bands. The parametric analysis is carried out to study effect of varying dimensions on antenna performance. The proposed antenna is optimized and prototype is designed and fabricated. Simulated and measured radiation patterns in elevation and azimuthal planes are also observed. The antenna shows significant gain of 7.33 dBi at 6.54 GHz frequency.
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