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Improving the Isolation of MIMO Antennas Using Split Ring Resonators

  • Received : 2010.11.04
  • Published : 2010.12.31

Abstract

This paper proposes a method for improving the isolation characteristic of multi-input multi-output (MIMO) antennas using a split ring resonator (SRR) array structure between the two radiating elements. The fabricated antenna satisfies the 10 dB return loss requirement in the Mobile-WiMAX frequency band from 3.4 GHz to 3.6 GHz. The isolation between the two radiating elements is improved by approximately 20 dB at the center frequency by inserting a SRR array structure. The measured peak gains of the two elements are 2.3 dBi and 2.4 dBi, respectively.

Keywords

MIMO;Split Ring Resonator;Isolation Characteristic;Metamaterial

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