A triple-band antenna loaded with reflector surface for WLAN and 5g applications

Tengfei Hu, Zhenni Pan, Megumi Saitou, Jiang Liu, Shigeru Shimamoto

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Abstract

—In this paper, a novel triple-band antenna with reflector surface which has the property of both artificial magnetic conductor (AMC) surface and perfect electric conductor (PEC) for WLAN and Sub-6G 5G applications is proposed. The presented antenna is composed of two parts: the AMC surface and the microstrip-fed printed dipole. Baluns are used to excite the dipoles. This antenna design combines the advantages of AMC and PEC. In lower band and middle band, the inserted board works as AMC surface. This AMC surface can help the antenna to achieve unidirectional radiation pattern and low-profile characteristics. While at upper band the antenna works as PEC surface. PEC surface increases the gain of the antenna in upper band. As a result, the proposed antenna can offer an impedance band from 2.39 GHz to 2.63 GHz and from 3.61 GHz to 3.72 GHz and from 5.61 GHz to 5.84 GHz when the S11 is less than-10dB. Stable radiation patterns with peak gain of 5.6 dBi, 6.5 dBi and 9.6 dBi are obtained in lower band, middle band and upper band, respectively. The proposed antenna can be used for multiband base stations for WLAN and 5G applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)729-734
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Communications
Volume15
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Oct

Keywords

  • Artificial Magnetic Conductor (AMC)
  • Perfect Electric Conductor (PEC)
  • Sub-6G 5G applications
  • Triple band
  • WLAN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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