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Design and Development of MIMO Antennas for WiGig Terminals

School of Applied Science, Computing and Engineering, Wrexham Glyndwr University (WGU), Mold Road, Wrexham, Wales LL11 2AW, UK
Research Institute for Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Studies (RIMMS), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
Department of Electrical Engineering, HITEC University, Taxila 47080, Pakistan
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, 327 Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK
James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
School of Electronic Engineering, Xidian University, Xi’an 710071, China
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Electronics 2019, 8(12), 1548;
Received: 31 October 2019 / Revised: 28 November 2019 / Accepted: 3 December 2019 / Published: 16 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Microwave and Wireless Communications)
This article presents a design for high-gain MIMO antennas with compact geometry. The proposed design is composed of four antennas in MIMO configuration, wherein, each antenna is made up of small units of microstrip patches. The overall geometry is printed on the top layer of the substrate, i.e., Rogers RT-5880 with permittivity of 2.2, permeability of 1.0, dielectric loss of 0.0009, and depth of 0.508 mm. The proposed design covers an area of 29.5 × 61.4 mm2, wherein each antenna covers an area of 11.82 × 25.28 mm2. The dimensions of the microstrip lines in each MIMO element were optimized to achieve a good impedance matching. The design is resonating at 61 GHz, with a wide practical bandwidth of more than 7 GHz, thereby covering IEEE 802.11ad WiGig (58–65 GHz). The average value of gain ranges from 9.45 to 13.6 dBi over the entire frequency bandwidth whereas, the average value of efficiency ranges from 55.5% to 84.3%. The proposed design attains a compact volume, wide bandwidth, and good gain and efficiency performances, which makes it suitable for WiGig terminals. View Full-Text
Keywords: MIMO; array; high gain; WiGig; millimeter wave MIMO; array; high gain; WiGig; millimeter wave
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Shoaib, S.; Shoaib, N.; Y. Khattak, R.Y.; Shoaib, I.; Ur Rehman, M.; Yang, X. Design and Development of MIMO Antennas for WiGig Terminals. Electronics 2019, 8, 1548.

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Shoaib S, Shoaib N, Y. Khattak RY, Shoaib I, Ur Rehman M, Yang X. Design and Development of MIMO Antennas for WiGig Terminals. Electronics. 2019; 8(12):1548.

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Shoaib, Sultan, Nosherwan Shoaib, Riqza Y. Y. Khattak, Imran Shoaib, Masood Ur Rehman, and Xiaodong Yang. 2019. "Design and Development of MIMO Antennas for WiGig Terminals" Electronics 8, no. 12: 1548.

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