mca 21(18): e4

Research Article

Design of 5G-oriented patch antennas, a comprehensive survey

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.16-3-2021.169031,
        author={Marco Mongi and Jonathan Giacri and Ezequiel Tardivo and Noelia Veglia and Federico Aguirre},
        title={Design of 5G-oriented patch antennas, a comprehensive survey},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Mobile Communications and Applications},
        keywords={5G mobile communication, circular polarization, microstrip antenna arrays, patch antennas},
  • Marco Mongi
    Jonathan Giacri
    Ezequiel Tardivo
    Noelia Veglia
    Federico Aguirre
    Year: 2021
    Design of 5G-oriented patch antennas, a comprehensive survey
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.16-3-2021.169031
Marco Mongi1,*, Jonathan Giacri1, Ezequiel Tardivo1, Noelia Veglia1, Federico Aguirre1
  • 1: Telecommunications department, UNRC, Río Cuarto, Argentina
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With the advent of 5G, higher speeds, more connected users and lower latency are required. To accomplish such goals, new antennas compatible with 5G technology are necessary. Patch antennas, being made of resistant and cheap materials, easy to mass-produce and low profile, represent a solid candidate for deployment in a 5G scenario. This paper aims to serve as a comprehensive guide for designing an antenna using microstrip technology, oriented to provide 5G services. This paper proposes a top-down approach, explaining first the general concepts and orienting the study towards more specific subjects. The topics discussed are the underlying technologies of 5G, patch antennas, circular polarization and array theory. Each topic provides an explanation of its fundamental principles, with an approach intended to be comprehensive instead of technical, and focusing towards giving practical design considerations for a 5G-oriented antenna.