Compact quad-element high-isolation wideband mimo antenna for mm-wave applications Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2021

issue

  • 11

volume

  • 10

abstract

  • This paper presents a multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) antenna system for millimeter-wave 5G wireless communication services. The proposed MIMO configuration is composed of four antenna elements, where each antenna possesses an HP-shaped configuration that features simple configuration and excellent performance. The proposed MIMO design can operate at a very wide-band of 36.83¿40.0 GHz (measured). Furthermore, the proposed MIMO antenna attains a peak gain of 6.5 dB with a maximum element-isolation of ¿45 dB. Apart from this, the MIMO performance metrics such as envelope correlation coefficient (ECC), diversity gain, and channel capacity (CCL) are analyzed, which demonstrate good characteristics across the operating band. The proposed antenna radiates efficiently with a radiation efficiency of above 80% at the desired frequency band which makes it a potential contender for the upcoming communication applications. The proposed design simulations were performed in the computer simulation technology (CST) software, and measured results reveal good agreement with the simulated one. © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

keywords

  • 5g channel capacity loss (ccl) envelope correlation coefficient (ecc) millimeter wave mimo wideband