Carrier Aggregation Compatible MIMO Antenna for LTE Handset

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  • Izmir Ekonomi University


This paper proposes a two-element LTE MIMO handset antenna with physically different main and diversity antennas. The performance of the design is studied theoretically and experimentally. The investigated design utilizes physically different main and diversity antennas to improve especially the low-band MIMO performance. A Combined Parasitic-coupled, Aperture-Matched (CPAM) antenna is used as the main antenna, and the diversity antenna is a simple Capacitive Coupling Element (CCE) design. The antenna covers the LTE bands from 698–960MHz and 1710–2690MHz with fixed matching circuits suitable for low-band (LB) Carrier Aggregation (CA). Measured total efficiency of the antennas is from –3 to –6 dB and –2 to –5 dB at the low and high bands, respectively. In the MIMO case, envelope correlation (ECC) and multiplexing efficiency are studied also from measurements.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
JournalProgress In Electromagnetics Research C
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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