Directional Antenna with Consistent H-Plane Dual-Band Beamwidth for Wi-Fi Applications
A Wi-Fi dual-band directional antenna is presented herein. The proposed antenna consists of a bent ground-backed slot-loop structure to form a directional antenna. The aperture of the antenna element and the offset from the ground plane have opposing functional variation for the beamwidth adjustment. By utilizing both factors, a consistent Wi-Fi dual-band beamwidth is achieved. The antenna has high radiation efficiency over both bands. The proposed antenna achieves H-plane dual-band beamwidth consistency, which varies within 5° over the two bands. The gain is 9 and 9.5 dBi, respectively, in the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands, and a stable H-plane beamwidth of 66°-71° over the operating bands is achieved. The proposed antenna can be used for the sectorized Wi-Fi access point application or as an element to form an array.
L. Chi et al., "Directional Antenna with Consistent H-Plane Dual-Band Beamwidth for Wi-Fi Applications," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 67, no. 7, pp. 4495-4505, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jul 2019.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1109/TAP.2019.2911589
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Laboratory
Keywords and Phrases
Beamwidth; Dual-Band Antenna; Intermediate Value Theorem; Wi-Fi Antenna
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01 Jul 2019