Proceedings of the 1st International Multi-Disciplinary Conference Theme: Sustainable Development and Smart Planning, IMDC-SDSP 2020, Cyperspace, 28-30 June 2020

Research Article

Dual Band Microstrip Patch Array Antenna for LTE Applications in Malaysia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.28-6-2020.2298177,
        author={A.  Salisu and A.  Hussaini and I  Elfergani and B  Mohammed and Wisdom  Anuhu},
        title={Dual Band Microstrip Patch Array Antenna for LTE Applications in Malaysia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Multi-Disciplinary Conference Theme: Sustainable Development and Smart Planning, IMDC-SDSP 2020, Cyperspace, 28-30 June 2020},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={IMDC-SDSP},
        year={2020},
        month={9},
        keywords={lte: long term evolution cst: computer simulation technology},
        doi={10.4108/eai.28-6-2020.2298177}
    }
    
  • A. Salisu
    A. Hussaini
    I Elfergani
    B Mohammed
    Wisdom Anuhu
    Year: 2020
    Dual Band Microstrip Patch Array Antenna for LTE Applications in Malaysia
    IMDC-SDSP
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.28-6-2020.2298177
A. Salisu1,*, A. Hussaini2, I Elfergani3, B Mohammed4, Wisdom Anuhu5
  • 1: Department of Electrical Engineering, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola
  • 2: University of Bradford, Bradford, BD7 1DP, UK,
  • 3: Instituto de Telecomunicações – Aveiro, Portugal
  • 4: University of Bradford, Bradford, BD7 1DP, UK
  • 5: School of Engineering, American University of Nigeria, Yola
*Contact email: abubakarsalisu06@mautech.edu.ng

Abstract

LTE is the latest step in the telecommunication development. The expansion of LTE is largely due to the success of the high-speed packet access and the overgrowing need for capacity. A dual band microstrip patch array antenna for LTE applications in Malaysia has been proposed. Firstly, a single element antenna is designed to resonate at 1.8GHz and 2.6GHz, and the dimensions were calculated using transmission line model. Then, to achieve higher directivity, antenna arrays with two and four number of elements have been applied. A microstrip feed line with 3dB divider is used to feed each of the elements. Simulations are been carried out using CST Microwave Studio. Subsequently, simulation results are compared and analyzed. From the results, the 4 x 1 array antenna configuration has shown the best results with directivity of 11.2dB and 12.9dB at 1.8GHz and 2.6GHz respectively.