Title: Performance analysis of single element and two elements U-shaped slotted patch multiband antenna for 4G communication systems

Authors: T.K. Sreeja; J. Jaya Kumari; A.J. Stalin

Addresses: Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Noorul Islam University, K.K. Dist., Tamil Nadu, India ' Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Noorul Islam University, K.K. Dist., Tamil Nadu, India ' Department of Electronics and Instrumentation, RVS College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract: This paper focuses on the performance analysis of single element and two element U-shaped slotted patch antenna for, both the 4G WiMAX (3.4 GHz) and for satellite applications (4.9 GHz). The three resonant modes of the proposed U-shaped antenna are 3.4 GHz, 4.4 GHz, 4.9 GHz. Proper adjustment of the U-shaped slotted patch antenna enables the operation of multi band with a -20 dB return loss, an omnidirectional radiation pattern and a good antenna gain with high efficiency. Antenna compactness and low cost antenna design was our target during the design process to place the antenna in the new 4G communication mobile equipments. The proposed antenna is suitable for wireless communication applications requiring a small antenna.

Keywords: microstrip; 4G WiMAX; multiband antennas; ADS; antenna arrays; U-shaped antennas; performance evaluation; 4G communication systems; satellite applications; satellites; slotted patch antennas; wireless communications.

DOI: 10.1504/IJENM.2016.077531

International Journal of Enterprise Network Management, 2016 Vol.7 No.2, pp.161 - 171

Received: 29 Nov 2014
Accepted: 23 Feb 2015

Published online: 05 Jul 2016 *

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