Miniaturized balanced antenna with integrated balun for practical LTE applications

Elfergani, I.T.E, Rodriguez, J., Abdussalam, F.M., See, Chan ORCID: 0000-0001-8439-7321 and Abd-Alhameed, R.A. (2017) Miniaturized balanced antenna with integrated balun for practical LTE applications. Radioengineering, 26 (2). pp. 444-452. ISSN 1210-2512

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Abstract

A design of dual-band balanced antenna structure operating in the 700 and 2600MHz LTE bands is studied and investigated. The overall dimensions of the radiator are 50 × 18 × 7 mm^3 allowing it to be easily concealed within mobile handsets. A broad-band balun is designed and integrated with the antenna handset in order to provide the feeding network and perform the measurements of the antenna radiation performance. Prototypes of proposed antenna with and without balun are fabricated and verified. The simulated and practical results with and without the handheld effects in terms of reflection coefficient, power gain and radiation pattern, are studied and shown reasonable agreement.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Balanced antenna, printed dipole, dual-band, LTE, balun
Divisions: School of Engineering > Engineering
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2017 08:23
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2018 15:41
Identification Number: 10.13164/re.2017.0444
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1184

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