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MULTI-BAND OMNIDIRECTIONAL ANTENNA WITH HEXAGONAL PRISM SHAPE FOR MIMO APPLICATIONS

By J.-Y. Wang, T. Tang, and R.-L. Zhang

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Abstract:
A multi-band antenna with omnidirectional radiation performance is proposed, which consists of 9 elements to form the structure of hexagonal prism. According to the placement rule, the antenna elements can be divided into two groups, one of which is placed in parallel on spaced three surfaces of the prism and the other placed vertically on the remaining spaced three faces of the prism. Each parallel element consists of two coplanar microstrip radiating patches which are nested within each other for miniaturization. Two parallel microstrips connected by a grounded disc with shorting pin are placed between the two patches to optimize the isolations. Each vertical element consists of two improved dipoles with four arms and a BALUN located at the back of the substrate plate which constitutes the quasi-Yagi structure. The resonant frequencies of the proposed prismatic antenna are 3.45 GHz, 4.9 GHz, 5.8 GHz and15.2 GHz which can be used for low frequency bands of the fifth generation (5G) wireless communications and wireless local area networks (WLAN) as well as satellite communication applications.

Citation:
J.-Y. Wang, T. Tang, and R.-L. Zhang, "Multi-Band Omnidirectional Antenna with Hexagonal Prism Shape for MIMO Applications," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 75, 75-86, 2017.
doi:10.2528/PIERC17033101

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