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DUAL-BAND DUAL-POLARIZED ARRAY FOR WLAN APPLICATIONS

By J. M. Steyn, W. J. Odendaal, and J. Joubert

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Abstract:
This paper presents a dual-band dual-polarized antenna array design for WLAN applications. Four double-dipole elements are orthogonally interleaved to facilitate operation in both the standard WLAN frequency bands (IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.11a) simultaneously. The two linear polarizations have separate ports. The presented design is characterized by dual-band operation, reasonably good front-to-back ratios, average gains of 5.2 dBi and 6.2 dBi over the 2.4 and 5.2 GHz bands respectively, stable end-fire radiation patterns and very low cross-polarization levels.

Citation:
J. M. Steyn, W. J. Odendaal, and J. Joubert, "Dual-Band Dual-Polarized Array for WLAN Applications," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 10, 151-161, 2009.
doi:10.2528/PIERC09080701

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