FR4-PCB Smartphone Phased Array with Improved Performance for 5G Beam-Steering Applications

Parchin, Naser Ojaroudi Parchin and Basherlou, Haleh and Abdulkhaleq, Ahmed and Al-Yasir, Yasir and Abd-Alhameed, Raed (2020) FR4-PCB Smartphone Phased Array with Improved Performance for 5G Beam-Steering Applications. In: IMDC-SDSP 2020, 28-30 June 2020, Cyberspace.

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In this paper, a high efficiency phased array antenna is introduced for fifth-generation (5G) smartphones. The configuration of the design is achieved by employing eight substrate-insensitive L-ring/slot-loop radiators in a uniform linear array on the upper edge of the smartphone mainboard. The design exhibits high radiation performances even though the beam-steerable array is implemented on a lossy FR-4 material. The proposed design exhibit an impedance bandwidth of 18-20 GHz with the center frequency of 19 GHz. It offers satisfactory performance including beam-steering, high efficiency indicating its promising potential for beam-steerable 5G smartphones. In addition, its characteristics are insensitive for different types of substrates. Furthermore, the designed antenna array offers sufficient radiation performances in the presence of the user-hand.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: 5g beam-steering cellular networks future smartphones substrate-insensitive antenna
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Depositing User: EAI Editor III.
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2021 16:13
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2021 16:13

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