In this paper a compact planar dual band-notched ultra-wideband (UWB) multiple input multiple output (MIMO) antenna is presented for universal synchronous bus (USB) dongle application with pattern diversity characteristic. The MIMO configuration has orthogonally placed elements with overall size of 16×37.6 mm2, and the common ground plane of the MIMO antenna is further extended by 20 mm for its practical use. The measured and simulated reflection coefficients of the antenna show good impedance bandwidth matching over the range from 3 GHz to 12 GHz excluding the dual notched bands. Both elements show good band-reject property at the notched bands. The simulated results are verified through measurements and calculations. Moreover, absence of decoupling network makes circuit less complex and very compact. Radiation pattern of the MIMO antenna is almost omnidirectional. Furthermore, diversity performance of MIMO antenna is validated with its envelope correlation coefficient (ECC) and pattern diversity characteristic. These characteristics demonstrate its candidacy as a compact dual band-notched UWB MIMO antenna for USB dongle application.
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