Switched-Band Vivaldi Antenna

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A novel Vivaldi antenna with added switched band functionality to operate in a wideband or narrowband mode is presented. The antenna reconfiguration is realized by inserting four pairs of switchable ring slots into the ground plane of the structure. A wide bandwidth mode from 1.0-3.2 GHz and three narrowband modes can be selected. A fully functional prototype with PIN diodes switches has been developed. Measured results shows good performance of the proposed designs. The antenna could be a suitable solution for a multimode application requiring wideband and frequency reconfigurable antennas, such as in military applications and cognitive radio.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1472-1480
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2011


  • Antenna, cognitive radio, Vivaldi, wideband, reconfigurable