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2017-10-02

Enhanced Bandwidth of a Horizontally Polarized Omnidirectional Printed Antenna Array Based on Dual-Dipole Structure

By Yu-Liang Yang, Fu-Shun Zhang, Hong Zhang, and Hong-Yin Zhang
Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 78, 105-113, 2017
doi:10.2528/PIERC17072703

Abstract

In this paper, a horizontally polarized (HP) omnidirectional antenna array with a broadband characteristic is presented. The proposed antenna consists of a circular array based on four planar arc dual-dipole structures, a wideband 1-to-4 feeding network with baluns, four reflectors and twelve directors. The arc dual-dipoles with four etched slots are introduced to obtain the broadband characteristic. By using twelve directors in front of the dipoles, the gain variation in the horizontal plane is improved. In addition, the reflector elements are able to improve the gain for the middle frequency band. With the concept, a prototype antenna with an overall size of 0.66λL × 0.66λL × 0.01λLL× is the free-space wavelength at the lowest frequency) is fabricated and measured. The designed antenna exhibits a relative impedance bandwidth of 98.3% (1.245-3.652 GHz) for |S11|<-10 dB. The HP omnidirectional patterns provide a gain variation less than 3.0 dB over the frequency band 1.245-3.519 GHz (95.5%). Within the impedance bandwidth, the cross-polarization level is lower than -20 dB in the horizontal plane.

Citation


Yu-Liang Yang, Fu-Shun Zhang, Hong Zhang, and Hong-Yin Zhang, "Enhanced Bandwidth of a Horizontally Polarized Omnidirectional Printed Antenna Array Based on Dual-Dipole Structure," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 78, 105-113, 2017.
doi:10.2528/PIERC17072703
http://jpier.org/PIERC/pier.php?paper=17072703

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