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Planar Sub-Millimeter-Wave Array Antenna with Enhanced Gain and Reduced Sidelobes for 5G Broadcast Applications

Mao, Chun-Xu, Khalily, Mohsen, Xiao, Pei, Brown, Tim W., Gao, Steven (2019) Planar Sub-Millimeter-Wave Array Antenna with Enhanced Gain and Reduced Sidelobes for 5G Broadcast Applications. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 67 (1). pp. 160-168. ISSN 0018-926X. (doi:10.1109/TAP.2018.2874796)

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Abstract

In this paper, a compact, broadband, planar array antenna with omnidirectional radiation in horizontal plane is proposed for the 26 GHz fifth-generation (5G) broadcast applications. The antenna element is composed of two dipoles and a substrate integrated cavity (SIC) as the power splitter. The two dipoles are placed side-by-side at both sides of the SIC and they are compensated with each other to form an omni-directional pattern in horizontal plane. By properly combing the resonant frequencies of the dipoles and the SIC, a wide impedance bandwidth from 24 to 29.5 GHz is achieved. To realize a large array while reducing the complexity, loss and size of the feeding network, a novel dual-port structure combined with radiation and power splitting functions is proposed for the 1st time. The amplitude and phase on each element of the array can be tuned, and therefore, the grating lobes level can be significantly reduced. Based on the dual-port structure, an 8-element array with an enhanced gain of over 12 dBi is designed and prototyped. The proposed antenna also features low profile, low weight and low cost, which is desirable for 5G commercial applications. Measured results agree well with the simulations, showing that the proposed high-gain array antenna has a broad bandwidth, omni-directional pattern in horizontal plane, and low side-lobes.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/TAP.2018.2874796
Uncontrolled keywords: Antenna, Array, broadband, broadcast, millimeter-wave (mm-Wave), omni-directional, fifth-generation (5G)
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Broadband & Wireless Communications
Depositing User: Steven Gao
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2018 10:13 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2019 11:33 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/69283 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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