A broadband dual‐polarised antenna with L‐shaped strips for long‐term evolution/5G applicationRui Wu, Jian‐Hong Lin, Fu‐Chang Chen, Quan Xue
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
A broadband dual‐polarised antenna with L‐shaped strips for long‐term evolution (LTE)/5th generation mobile networks (5G) is proposed in this article. Based on the principle of multi‐mode resonance, wide bandwidth is achieved with L‐shaped strips and H‐shaped strips. The metal strips and dipoles are printed on the same substrate, which also contributes to antenna miniaturisation. The short pins are designed for impedance matching and improving isolation. The metal reflector is designed to control beamwidth and increase gain. A prototype was fabricated using an easy Printed Circuit Board technique to verify the proposed design. Low‐profile of 0.2λ0 (λ0 is the free‐space wavelength at the centre frequency) is achieved. The measured results show that the relative bandwidth is 74% (2.3–5.0 GHz) at Voltage Standing Wave Ratio <1.8 while the isolation is more than 24 dB covering the LTE/5G modern band. In addition, the in‐band average gain is 9 dBi.