3 years ago

A Dual-Polarized Dual-Band Antenna With High Gain for 2G/3G/LTE Indoor Communications

Zhentao Zhao, Jiexin Lai, Botao Feng, Chow-yen-desmond Sim,
A compact dual-polarized dual-band omnidirectional antenna with high gain is presented for 2G/3G/LTE communications, which comprise two horizontal polarization (HP) and a vertical polarization (VP) elements. The upper HP element consists of four pairs of modified printed magneto-electric (ME) dipoles that are fed by a four-way power divider feeding network, and eight pieces of arc-shaped parasitic patches that are printed on both sides of the circular printed circuit board alternately. The four-way power divider feeding network together with the four pairs of ME dipoles mainly provide a stable 360° radiation pattern and high gain, while the eight pieces of patches are used to enhance the bandwidth. The lower HP element is similar to the upper one except that it do not have the parasitic patches. The VP element consists of four pairs of cone-shaped patches. Different from the HP element, the upper VP element provides the lower frequency band while the lower VP one yields the upper frequency band. The VP element and the HP element are perpendicularly arranged to obtain the compact and dual-polarized features. Measured results show that a bandwidth of 39.6% (0.77–1.15 GHz) with a gain of about 2.6 dBi and another bandwidth of 55.3% (1.66–2.93 GHz) with a gain of about 4.5 dBi can be achieved for the HP direction, while a bandwidth of 128% (0.7–3.2 GHz) with a gain of around 4.4 dBi can be acquired for the VP direction. Port isolation larger than 20 dB and low-gain variation levels within 2 dBi are also obtained. Hence, the proposed antenna is suitable for 2G/3G/LTE indoor communications.
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