Non-conventional Band-notched UWB Antenna Design Based on Genetic Algorithm


  • Khelil Fertas Ecole Nationale Polytechnique
  • Soufiane Tebache Ecole Nationale Polytechnique
  • Fouad Fertas University of Boumerdes
  • Rabia Aksas Ecole Nationale Polytechnique



Ultra Wide Band (UWB), Genetic Algorithm (GA), Non conventional DGS filter


In this paper, an improved applied approach based on Genetic Algorithm (GA) for antenna design is presented. It is basically useful to overcome electromagnetic interferences in UWB applications. First, an antenna in the range 2.8 - 20 GHz including UWB band was designed by using GA, then the undesired WiMAX band (3.5-3.8GHz) is rejected by optimizing appropriate Defected Ground Structure (DGS) filter. The proposed non-conventional filter consists of a matrix of rectangular cell shapes where each one is allocated by presence or absence of metal. The process is implemented in CST software using visual basic script. The method overcomes difficulties of conventional design. Furthermore, the optimized shape can be automatically obtained without appealing expert designers. Simulated and measured results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed design approach.