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A New Polarization-Reconfigurable Antenna for 5G Wireless Communications

  • Yasir I. A. Al-Yasir
  • Naser Ojaroudi Parchin
  • Issa Elfergani
  • Raed A. Abd-Alhameed
  • James M. Noras
  • Jonathan Rodriguez
  • Amar Al-jzari
  • Waleed I. Hammed
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 263)

Abstract

This paper presents a circular polarization reconfigurable antenna for 5G applications, which is compact in size and has good axial ratio and frequency response. The proposed microstrip antenna is designed on a FR-4 substrate with a relative dielectric constant of 4.3 and has a maximum size of 30 × 30 mm2 with 50 Ω coaxial probe feeding. This design has two PIN diode switches controlling reconfiguration between right hand circular polarization (RHCP) and left hand circular polarization (LHCP). To achieve reconfigurability, a C-slot rectangular patch antenna with truncated corner techniques is employed by cutting off two corners on the radiating patch. The proposed antenna has been simulated using CST microwave studio software: it has 3.35–3.77 GHz and 3.4–3.72 GHz bands for both states of reconfiguration, and each is suitable for 5G applications with a good axial ratio of less than 1.8 dB and good gain of 4.8 dB for both modes of operation.

Keywords

Microstrip antennas Reconfigurable 5G Circular polarization 

Notes

Acknowledgment

This work is partially supported by innovation programme under grant agreement H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016 SECRET-722424 and the financial support from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) under grant EP/E022936/1.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasir I. A. Al-Yasir
    • 1
    • 2
  • Naser Ojaroudi Parchin
    • 1
  • Issa Elfergani
    • 3
  • Raed A. Abd-Alhameed
    • 1
  • James M. Noras
    • 1
  • Jonathan Rodriguez
    • 3
  • Amar Al-jzari
    • 2
  • Waleed I. Hammed
    • 2
  1. 1.Bradford UniversityBradfordUK
  2. 2.Basra Oil Training InstituteBasraIraq
  3. 3.Instituto de TelecomunicaçõesAveiroPortugal

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