Performance of dual-band balanced antenna structure for LTE applications

Issa Elfergani*, Abubakar Sadiq Hussaini, Jonathan Rodriguez

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Dual-band LTE antenna with balanced structures is modelled and analysed within this chapter. The obtained antenna occupies a compact volume of 50 × 100 × 4 mm3. To feed the balanced antenna structure with unbalanced coaxial feeding, a wide band balun is designed and incorporated on the bottom side of the antenna ground plane. This brings such a significant feature of the proposed antenna, in which both the antenna and integrated balun are considered as a single-layer system device. The antenna is fabricated as a standalone device as well as along with incorporated balun. The calculated and measured outcomes in free space and handheld cases are achieved and compared. The main characteristics such as reflection coefficient, far-field patterns, power gains and efficiency are said to be in good agreement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAntenna Fundamentals for Legacy Mobile Applications and Beyond
EditorsIssa Elfergani, Abubakar Sadiq Hussaini, Jonathan Rodriguez, Raed Abd-Alhameed
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)978-3319639673
ISBN (Print)978-3319639666
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Balanced antenna
  • Balun
  • Dual band
  • Hand model
  • Long Term Evolution (LTE)


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