• Vijaya Durga Ravva Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, University of Hertfordshire, College Ln, Hatfield AL10 9AB, UK,
  • Allan McLauchlin Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, University of Hertfordshire, College Ln, Hatfield AL10 9AB, UK,



minimal, size, gain, bandwidth.


Background. Previously, Many MIMO designs were presented for 4G applications. Out of stated 4G MIMO antennas, few designs presented are not suitable for use in mobile phones due to their large size as compared to the standard sizes of current generation mobile phones. The rest, Ceramic based mobile phone antenna and a multi-band MIMO antenna with PIFA structures have significant heights and non-planner structure which makes them unsuitable for mobile phones as they are getting thinner with advancement in technology. Some MIMO antennas were designed with simpler structure and suitable size but they do not have adequate bandwidth. Here there is a need to develop a MIMO system with an adequate bandwidth to cover all 2G, 3G and 4G bands as well as compact to be suitable for mobile communication.
Objective. The purpose of the paper is to design a compact planner MIMO antenna Suitable for Mobile communication with enhanced gain and an enhanced bandwidth to cover all 2G, 3G and 4G bands
i. A monopole was designed with proper dimensions, which was designed to operate at focus recurrence of 1.8GHz. That covers the wide scope of data transfer capacity from 1.1 GHz to 2.7 GHz at -9 dB reference line. Then an inverted L shape structure known as SIR stub technique is used to enhance the bandwidth.
ii. The inverted L shape structure which is extended from the ground plane is put around the monopole which generates the low resonant frequencies and also broadens the bandwidth. Bandwidth is broadened to 0.8 GHz to 3.5 GHz.
iii. For the purpose of more impedance matching, a small patch is etched from the ground plane opposite to the feeding and all the parameters are optimized
Results. that lower 0.9GHz radiation pattern is omnidirectional while at higher frequencies it is quasiomnidirectional, a steady gain greater than 2.8dBi over the entire frequency band i.e from .8 GHz to 3.5 GHz, a
very high gain of 6.7 dBi at 0.9 GHz. The compact wide band planar MIMO antenna has over 80% efficiency over most of the working recurrence For handy application ECC value less than 0.5 is adequate for mobile phones. The measured ECC is less than 0.36 over complete operating frequency band, which is all right for mobile phones
Conclusions. The paper presents compact planner two port MIMO antenna with wideband width and high gain. The proposed antenna achieved a wide bandwidth from 0.8GHz to 3.5GHz covering 2G/3G/4G bands and Wi-Fi (2.45GHz). High isolation between antenna elements, lower ECC and high diversity gain makes the design of the compact planner wide band MIMO antenna a suitable possibility for mobile phone applications.


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