Title: Analysis and optimisation of 8 × 1 double 'U' slotted patch array for future 5G communications

Authors: Abir Zaidi; Abdennaceur Baghdad; Wahaj Abbas Awan; Souhir Faleh; Abdelhakim Ballouk; Abdelmajid Badri

Addresses: Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Techniques (FSTM) Mohammedia, Laboratory EEA & TI, Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco ' Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Techniques (FSTM) Mohammedia, Laboratory EEA & TI, Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco ' Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, COMSTAS University Islamabad Sahiwal, Pakistan ' Networked Objects Control and Communication Systems Laboratory, National Engineers School of Sousse University of Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia ' Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Techniques (FSTM) Mohammedia, Laboratory EEA & TI, Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco ' Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Techniques (FSTM) Mohammedia, Laboratory EEA & TI, Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco

Abstract: In this manuscript, an 8 × 1 rectangular 'U' slotted patch antenna array designed for future 5G communications is presented. The proposed antenna is designed using the 3D EM CSTv18 microwave studio based on the finite difference time domain (FDTD) method, and compared using HFSSv19 EM (high frequency structure simulator) based on the finite element (FEM) method. Three scenarios are considered in this work, the first one is the analysis of antenna performance of single element, regular antenna array and slotted antenna array in order to evince the performance of the proposed antenna for future 5G communications. The designed array antenna presents good results in term of return loss, efficiency, VSWR, input impedance and gain. Moreover, a comparison between the proposed work and other related works is presented.

Keywords: patch antenna array; millimetre wave; slotted antenna; CST; HFSS.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSCC.2020.109082

International Journal of Systems, Control and Communications, 2020 Vol.11 No.3, pp.305 - 319

Received: 12 Jan 2019
Accepted: 30 Oct 2019

Published online: 13 Aug 2020 *

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