Quasi-Yagi Slotted Array Antenna with Fan-Beam Characteristics for 28 GHz 5G Mobile Terminals

Sungpeel Kim, Jaehoon Choi
2020 Applied Sciences  
A quasi-Yagi slotted array antenna with fan-beam characteristics is proposed for 28 GHz 5G mobile terminals. The antenna is composed of a 1 × 8 slot antenna array with directors to enhance the half-power beamwidth (HPBW). The proposed antenna has a fan-beam radiation pattern with a simulated HPBW of 256.72° and a peak gain of 11.16 dBi. In addition, the proposed antenna covers ±48° using a beam steering mechanism. Mutual coupling reduction is achieved by inserting slits between the adjacent
more » ... radiators on the ground plane. The simulated −10 dB reflection coefficient bandwidth of the proposed antenna is 1.79 GHz (27.03–28.82 GHz), and the mutual coupling between each of the slot radiators is lower than −25.02 dB over the 28 GHz target band (27.5–28.35 GHz). To investigate the effect of a human body in a practical environment, the power density was considered to estimate the electromagnetic exposure with a simplified skin model. The measured results were in good agreement with the simulated ones and demonstrated that the proposed antenna could be used for 5G mobile terminals.
doi:10.3390/app10217686 fatcat:n63ll3qbzvbm3bbwkh3o5ow6za