A Compact 4G MIMO Antenna Integrated with a 5G Array for Current and Future Mobile Handsets

Rifaqat Hussain, Ali T. Alreshaid, Symon Podilchak, Mohammad S. Sharawi

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A novel integrated antenna solution for wireless handheld devices is proposed for the existing 4G standards and upcoming 5G systems for broadband, high data rate communications. The complete antenna system is a unique combination of a multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) antenna system at microwave frequencies and a millimeter(mm)-wave antenna array. The MIMO antenna system consists of two reactive loaded monopoles while the mm-wave array consists of a planar 2 by 4 slot antennas. The integrated antenna system covers the frequency bands from 1870 to 2530 MHz for 4G standards along with the upcoming 5G mm-wave band at 28 GHz. In addition, the integrated antenna system is planar and is designed for typical smart phone devices with a standard 60 mm by 100 mm by 0.965 mm back plane. Excellent field correlation values were obtained across the 4G band while realized peak gain values of 4 dBi and 8 dBi were respectively measured for the MIMO and mm-wave antenna arrays. The proposed antenna design may also be useful for other compact implementations that support 4G and 5G communications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271–279
Number of pages9
JournalIET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation
Issue number2
Early online date14 Sept 2016
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jan 2017


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