Design of a Planar MIMO Antenna for LTE-Advanced

In this paper, the authors present the design of a wideband microstrip patch antenna for LTE-A. The bandwidth of the conventional patch is enlarged by using etched slots at the antenna patch. The designed antenna has been fabricated by using thin film and photolithographic technique and has been measured by using the vector network analyzer. The simulated and measured results were found to have good match with each other. Then, by using the designed single element antenna, a four-element MIMO antenna system has been built employing orthogonal polarization diversity.

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