A Novel Dual-Band, Dual-Polarized, Miniaturized and Low-Profile Base Station Antenna
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|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2015|
|Publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
In this paper, a novel dual-band, dual-polarized, miniaturized and low-profile base station antenna operating in the frequency bands of 820-960 and 1710-2170 MHz is designed. Elements are arranged such that high-frequency elements are embedded in low frequency elements to reduce volume. A baffle is used to reflect the transmitted power density in the forward direction and also improve isolation between elements. Therefore, surrounding isolation baffles and rectangular baffles are appended around high-frequency elements and low-frequency elements, respectively. The diameter of the proposed antenna cover is only 200 mm, which is smaller than the existing antenna diameter of 280 mm. Compared with the other commonly used antennas, the proposed antenna also has some advantages such as concealment and low profile using a tubular form of radome, which can easily integrate the proposed antenna with the surrounding environment. The measured results verify that the proposed antenna meets the stringent design requirements: voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) is less than 1.3, the isolation is greater than 30 dB, and the pattern parameters also meet telecommunications industry standards.