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A Low-Profile Broadband Array Antenna for Home Repeater Applications

  • Yoon, Sung Joon (Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Hanyang University) ;
  • Choi, Jaehoon (Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Hanyang University)
  • Received : 2018.05.25
  • Accepted : 2018.09.12
  • Published : 2018.10.31

Abstract

This paper reports on the proposed design of a low profile broadband array antenna for home repeater applications. The proposed antenna consists of $1{\times}4$ patch elements and two ground planes, one of which is slitted. By using the gap feeding method, the impedance matching of the antenna is improved by a multi-resonance phenomenon. The proposed antenna provides a wide -10 dB reflection coefficient bandwidth simultaneously covering the Global System for Mobile communications (GSM-1800), Personal Communications Service (PCS), and the Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS) bands (1.67-2.32 GHz). In order to reduce the mutual coupling between adjacent patch elements, slits are embedded in the ground plane. An isolation level of -20 dB is realized over the entire operating frequency band.

Keywords

Gap Feeding;Repeater Antenna;Slitted Ground

Acknowledgement

Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)

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