Stacked Patch Antenna with Dual-Polarization and Low Mutual Coupling for Massive MIMO

Yue Gao, Runbo Ma, Yapeng Wang, Qianyun Zhang, Clive Parini

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Abstract

Massive multiple input and multiple output (MIMO) has attracted significant interests in both academia and industry. It has been considered as one of most promising technologies for 5G wireless systems. The large-scale antenna array for base stations naturally becomes the key to deploy the Massive MIMO technologies. In this communication, we present a dual-polarized antenna array with 144 ports for Massive MIMO operating at 3.7 GHz. The proposed array consists of 18 low profile subarrays. Each subarray consists of four single units. Each single antenna unit consists of one vertically polarized port and one horizontally polarized port connected to power splitters, which serve as a feeding network. A stacked patch design is used to construct the single unit with the feeding network, which gives higher gain and lower mutual coupling within the size of a conversional dual-port patch antenna. Simulation results of the proposed single antenna unit, sub-array, and Massive MIMO array are verified by measurement.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7523981
Pages (from-to)4544-4549
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Volume64
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016

Keywords

  • Antenna array
  • MIMO
  • Massive multiple input and multiple output (MIMO)
  • dual-polarization
  • feeding network
  • mutual coupling
  • subarray

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