Authors: Karthikeya G S, Mahesh P. Abegaonkar, Shiban K. Koul
Source: FERMAT, Volume 34, Communication 3, Jul.-Aug., 2019
Abstract: A tapered slot antenna integrated with metamaterial unit cells and dielectric loading is proposed in this paper. The impedance bandwidth is 27-29 GHz (7.2%) with a forward gain of 12 dBi and a high aperture efficiency of 75%. In order to achieve uniform received power on the ground, antenna elements with 3 dB higher gain are necessary for beams oriented at ±45°, hence a compact co-polarized topology of pattern diversity is proposed to achieve a wide angle coverage of ±65° with path loss compensation. Detailed simulation and measurement results are presented.
Index Terms: path loss compensation, mmWave 5G base station, high aperture efficiency
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