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Sub-6 GHz Dual-Band 8×8 MIMO Antenna for 5G Smartphones

Serghiou, Demos, Khalily, Mohsen, Singh, Vikrant, Araghi, Ali and Tafazolli, Rahim (2020) Sub-6 GHz Dual-Band 8×8 MIMO Antenna for 5G Smartphones IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters.

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Abstract

In this letter, a dual-band 8x8 MIMO antenna that operates in the sub-6 GHz spectrum for future 5G multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) smartphone applications is presented. The design consists of a fully grounded plane with closely spaced orthogonal pairs of antennas placed symmetrically along the long edges and on the corners of the smartphone. The orthogonal pairs are connected by a 7.8 mm short neutral line for mutual coupling reduction at both bands. Each antenna element consists of a folded monopole with dimensions 17.85 x 5mm2 and can operate in 3100-3850 MHz for the low band and 4800-6000 MHz for the high band ([S11] ˂ -10dB). The fabricated antenna prototype is tested and offers good performance in terms of Envelope Correlation Coefficient (ECC), Mean Effective Gain (MEG), total efficiency and channel capacity. Finally, the user effects on the antenna and the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) are also presented.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Serghiou, Demosd.serghiou@surrey.ac.uk
Khalily, Mohsenm.khalily@surrey.ac.uk
Singh, Vikrantvikrant.singh@surrey.ac.uk
Araghi, Alia.araghi@surrey.ac.uk
Tafazolli, RahimR.Tafazolli@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 2020
Funders : 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC), University of Surrey
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Uncontrolled Keywords : Dual-band; Mutual coupling; Multiple input multiple output (MIMO); Smartphone antenna; SAR
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Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 23 Jul 2020 14:38
Last Modified : 23 Jul 2020 14:38
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/858284

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