DESIGN OF SINGLE FEED DUAL-BAND MILLIMETER WAVE ANTENNA FOR FUTURE 5G WIRELESS APPLICATIONS

  • S. Muhammad Department of Communications Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria,
  • A.S. Yaro Department of Communications Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria,
  • I. Ya’u Department of Communications Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria,
  • A.S. Abubakar Department of Electrical Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria,

Abstract

State of the art communication system pave way for microstrip patch antennas to experience rapid development. Nowadays, patch antennas are becoming increasingly popular due to their light weight and low profile making them easy to fabricate and integrate into the feeding network. This paper presented a single feed dual-band band antenna for 5G application operating in the 28 and 38 GHz millimeter wave band with an improved efficiency. The antenna is designed and simulated on Computer Simulation Technology (CST) platform using FR-4 substrate with 0. 8 mm height, 4.67 dielectric constant and 0.002 loss tangent. The total size of the antenna is 8 × 8 mm2, the rectangular radiator of the antenna is 3.4 × 3.4 mm2 in size, where an inverted-L is introduced into the radiator to achieve dual-band capability, The antenna is fed through 50 Ω feed line probe of about 2.3 × 0.4 mm2 in dimension. The results of the simulation shows that the antenna achieved wide bandwidth in the upper band (38 GHz)  of about 3.54 GHz (35.56 GHz – 39.12 GHz) with over 6 dB gain and the lower band (28 GHz) produce a bandwidth of about 1430 MHz (27.27 GHz – 28.70 GHz) with 2.7 dB gain suitable for 5G applications.

Published
2019-03-31
Section
ARTICLES