LTE handset antenna with closely-located radiators, low-band MIMO, and high efficiency

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Performance of a multi-element handset antenna operating at LTE frequencies is reported. The antenna elements have metal parts that are closely located physically and electrically. Matching circuits are used to reduce mutual coupling and to improve the efficiency. With a combination of active and reactively loaded radiators and fixed matching circuits, an embedded radiation efficiency better than 80 % at 698-960 MHz and better than 60% from 1.7 GHz upwards is achieved. By using identical antennas in both ends of the device, two-element Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) operation can be obtained in simulations with efficiencies up to 60 % at low band and better than 60 % at high band.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EUCAP 2017
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation - Paris, France
Duration: 19 Mar 201724 Mar 2017
Conference number: 11th

Publication series

NameProceedings of the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
ISSN (Print)2164-3342


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Abbreviated titleEuCAP2017
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    Research areas

  • antenna, capacitive coupling element (CCE), efficiency, handset, matching, MIMO, mutual coupling

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