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Wideband and Low-Profile Phased Array Smartphone Antenna Supporting 28-38 GHz

Parchin, Naser Ojaroudi; Ullah, Atta; Amar, Ahmed S I; Abdul-Al, Mohamed; Santos, Henrique M D; See, Chan Hwang; Fun Hu, Yim; Abd-Alhameed, Raed A

Authors

Atta Ullah

Ahmed S I Amar

Mohamed Abdul-Al

Henrique M D Santos

Yim Fun Hu

Raed A Abd-Alhameed



Abstract

This paper introduces a low-profile 5G phased array with a broad operation band for smartphone applications. The design procedure is simple and easy to accomplish. It is composed of eight endfire dipoles with a 1×8 linear array arrangement at the top side of the smartphone. The design is arranged on an RT5880 material with 0.25 mm thickness. The resonators of the array are placed on the same copper side of the ground plane. The employed elements have low profiles with discrete-feeding ports. The proposed array offers a broad impedance bandwidth from 28 to 38 GHz which could cover 5G candidate frequencies. Moreover, the coupling of the single radiators is less than-20 dB at the centre frequency. Well-defined end-fire radiation, good efficiency, highly miniaturized profile, wide beam-steering, sufficient gain levels, and wide operation band are the promising characteristics of the introduced array.

Citation

Parchin, N. O., Ullah, A., Amar, A. S. I., Abdul-Al, M., Santos, H. M. D., See, C. H., Fun Hu, Y., & Abd-Alhameed, R. A. (2021, November). Wideband and Low-Profile Phased Array Smartphone Antenna Supporting 28-38 GHz. Presented at 2021 29th Telecommunications Forum (TELFOR), Belgrade, Serbia [Online]

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name 2021 29th Telecommunications Forum (TELFOR)
Start Date Nov 23, 2021
End Date Nov 24, 2021
Acceptance Date Oct 22, 2021
Online Publication Date Dec 29, 2021
Publication Date 2021
Deposit Date Nov 25, 2021
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Book Title 2021 29th Telecommunications Forum (TELFOR)
ISBN 978-1-6654-2585-8
DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/TELFOR52709.2021.9653317
Keywords 5G array; end-fire radiation; smartphone applications; dipole resonators; wide impedance bandwidth;
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2824212