Paper Title
Proximity Fed Microstrip Patch Antenna For Broadband Operations

This paper represents the design of a broadband microstrip antenna with a simple close ended proximity-coupled feed covering applications like TD-LTE 2500 (2555-2575 MHz), TD-LTE 2600 (2575-2635 and 2635-2655 MHz), Bluetooth (2400-2500 MHz), WIMAX (2500-2690 MHz, 3400-3690 MHz), IMT (2.7-2.9 GHz, 3.4-4.2 GHz) and WLAN (2400-2484 MHz, 5.725-5.825 GHz). The design of antenna is quite simple, consisting of 0.1 mm thick rectangular patch with two elongated rectangular slots joined together forming a Plus symbol and a ground plane with an open ended rectangular slot etched in it. It consists of a rectangular proximity-coupled feed sandwiched between two FR4 substrates, each 5-mm-thick with a dielectric constant of 4.3. The results are obtained by simulating designed antenna using CST software (Version-10). Keywords- Microsrtip Patch Antenna, Proximity Coupled feed, Defected Ground Slot, Broadband.