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2018-10-18
Multi-Slot Antennas Excited by Novel Dual-Stub Loaded Microstrip Lines for 4G LTE Bands
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Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 75, 1-12, 2018
Abstract
A low-profile dual tuning stub loaded microstrip line-fed multi-slot antenna is presented in this paper, which covers most of the significant 4G LTE bands from 850 MHz to 2800 MHz and beyond. The slot antenna consists of three wide slot sections: two orthogonal slots and a circular slot at the junction of those two slots. This multi-slot antenna is excited by a microstrip feed line loaded with dual stubs, which is on the other side of the dielectric substrate. The stubs are terminated across the width of orthogonal slots. Two of these slots along with feed lines are placed on two corners of the ground plane for pattern diversity. Numerical simulation and measurement results on a fabricated prototype demonstrate excellent agreement in scattering parameters. Good port isolation and gains are also obtained. This design is suitable for use in LTE mobile terminals.
Citation
Kendrick Q. Henderson, Saeed I. Latif, Georgios Y. Lazarou, Satish Kumar Sharma, and Azzam Tabbal, "Multi-Slot Antennas Excited by Novel Dual-Stub Loaded Microstrip Lines for 4G LTE Bands," Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 75, 1-12, 2018.
doi:10.2528/PIERM18080901
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