Design of a Novel Nine Shaped Tri-Band MIMO Antenna for LTE Applications
LTE (Long Term Evolution) is considered to be the most promising 4th Generation (4G) mobile standard to increase the capacity and speed of the mobile and other handheld terminals. Multiple-antenna systems, also known as multiple-input multiple-output radio, can improve the capacity and reliability of radio communication. In this paper, the authors propose a novel nine shaped microstrip MIMO antenna which is de-signed using HFSS software. The proposed MIMO antenna covers frequency band of 0.550-1.3GHz, 4.3-5.1 GHz and 6.93-7.5GHz. The return loss of the antenna is found to be -34dB for all the resonant frequency bands.