• Frequency Reconfigurable Antenna Array for MM-Wave 5G Mobile Handsets

      Ojaroudi Parchin, Naser; Al-Yasir, Yasir I.A.; Abdulkhaleq, Ahmed M.; Elfergani, Issa T.; Rayit, A.; Noras, James M.; Rodriguez, Jonathan; Abd-Alhameed, Raed A. (2018-09-20)
      This study proposes a compact design of frequency-reconfigurable antenna array for fifth generation (5G) cellular networks. Eight compact discrete- fed slot antennas are placed on the top portion of a mobile phone printedcircuit- board (PCB) to form a beam-steerable array. The frequency response of the antenna can be reconfigured to operate at either 28 GHz or 38 GHz, two of the candidate frequency bands for millimeter-wave (MM-Wave) 5G communications. The reconfigurability function of the proposed design can be achieved by implementing and biasing a pair of diodes across each T-shaped slot antenna element. Rogers RT 5880 with thickness of 0.508 mm and properties of ε = 2.2 and δ = 0.0009 has been used as the antenna substrate. The antenna element is very compact in size with a good end-fire radiation pattern in the frequency bands of interest. The proposed beam-steerable array provides very good 3D coverage. The simulation results show that the proposed design provides some good characteristics fitting the need of the 5G cellular communications.