On miniaturization of efficient ultra-wideband printed quazi-Yagi antenna array for indoor applications

Authors

  • Ali Houssein Harmouch Lebanese University, Tripoli, Lebanon http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1910-5094
  • Wissam Mahmoud Harmouch Lebanese University, Tripoli, Lebanon
  • Ahmad El Sayed Ahmad Arts, Sciences and Technology University, Tripoli, Lebanon
  • Mohamad Taan Kenaan Al Kafaat University, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Jean-Marie Floc'h Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Rennes, France

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3103/S0735272717060024

Keywords:

compact, ultra-wideband, unidirectionale, indoor communications, bandwidth, gain, sidelobe level, arrays

Abstract

This paper describes the design and analysis of a compact and efficient ultra-wideband unidirectional printed Array antenna for indoor applications. A 12.2´6.3´1 cm array antenna is capable of covering an ultra-wide frequency band starting from LTE up to Wi-MAX with an average gain approaching 5 dBi over the entire bandwidth. In comparison with the already existing antenna systems in the wireless market for similar purposes, the proposed antenna has considerably shown better performance and supplementary compactness which makes it competitive among other antenna models. Simulation results have also shown low cross polarization levels, where the sidelobe level was also minimized by introducing special reflecting element in the designed model. Adopting the proposed antenna in indoor communication systems would surely enhance the quality of signal within the covered area as well as minimize the number of access points needed for a given network.

Author Biography

Ali Houssein Harmouch, Lebanese University, Tripoli

Associate Professor, Researcher at the Doctoral school - Lebanese University. Faculty of Engineering - Department of Electrical, Computer and Communication Engineering.

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Published

2017-06-30

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Research Articles