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DUAL-ANTENNA SYSTEM COMPOSED OF PATCH ARRAY AND PLANAR YAGI ANTENNA FOR ELIMINATION OF BLINDNESS IN CELLULAR MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS

By S.-W. Qu, Q. Chen, Q. Chen, J. Li, Q. Yuan, and K. Sawaya

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Abstract:
For a cellular mobile communication system in narrow streets of urban areas, blind spots caused by shadowing of high buildings are a significant problem. In this research, a new dual-antenna system (DAS) is proposed, including a power transmission network, a receiving and a reradiating antenna to realize a broad-angle beam control. An equivalent bi-static radar cross section (BRCS) is deduced to present a theoretical explanation to the operating principles of the DAS. The main advantage of this design over ordinary reflectarray antenna as a passive RF booster is its flexible beam control capabilities. The simulated BRCS of the proposed DAS, composed of a microstrip patch array and a planar Yagi-Uda antenna, is given along with that of a metal plate of identical dimensions for comparison. purposes.

Citation:
S.-W. Qu, Q. Chen, Q. Chen, J. Li, Q. Yuan, and K. Sawaya, "Dual-Antenna System Composed of Patch Array and Planar Yagi Antenna for Elimination of Blindness in Cellular Mobile Communications," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 21, 87-97, 2011.
doi:10.2528/PIERC11021702

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