A compact four-element MIMO antenna for WLAN/WiMAX/satellite applications

A. W. Mohammad Saadh, Shashank Khangarot, B. V. Sravan, Namratha Aluru, Poonkuzhali Ramaswamy, Tanweer Ali, Manohara M.M. Pai

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Abstract

This paper presents a four-element wideband monopole MIMO antenna. Initially, a single-element wideband CPW-fed antenna is designed operating in the range of 4.30 to 6.45 GHz. Using this design, an approach towards MIMO structure is studied. A two-element structure is designed keeping them adjacent to each other, and the isolation between the antennas is observed. After which, a four-element structure is designed having the best orientation in order to achieve good isolation between the antenna elements. The proposed antenna configuration has four identical CPW-fed elements. The proposed configuration has a fractional bandwidth of 40.27% and has a simulated peak gain of 5.5 dBi. This antenna is intended to be used for WLAN, WiMAX, and satellite bands of range corresponding to 4.70–6.19, 5.5–5.7, and 5–6 GHz. All the necessary antenna simulations are simulated using Ansys HFSS and verified on NI AWR Design Environment. The fabricated model of the proposed design is measured for its performance parameters and validated.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Communication Systems
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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