In this article, a miniaturized dual-band dual-polarized slot antenna array is proposed for base station applications. It consists of two closely located $1\times 4$ subarrays for the digital cellular system (DCS) and wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA) operations. The band-notched slot antenna (BNSA) is designed and adopted as the subarray element with radiation-suppression characteristic at notch frequencies. The notch frequency for one subarray is designed at the center operating frequency of the other subarray. As a result, the radiation from DCS subarray could be effectively suppressed within the WCDMA band and vice versa, resulting in high isolation between two subarrays with a small separation distance. By using the artificial magnetic conductor (AMC) reflector, the array height could be reduced by half, as compared with the perfect electric conductor (PEC) counterpart. In addition, a four-way unequal power divider is designed for the array's beam-pattern synthesis. For the demonstration, the proposed array is fabricated and measured. The measurement results show that the dual-band array achieves the impedance bandwidths of 1.65-1.88 and 1.89-2.22 GHz, the isolations over 25 dB, the realized boresight gains of 12.2-12.8 and 12.3-13.2 dBi, and the sidelobe levels below-18 dB. The results indicate that the proposed array is a promising candidate for base-station applications.


Electrical and Computer Engineering


National Natural Science Foundation of China, Grant FA2386-17-1-0010

Keywords and Phrases

Array; artificial magnetic conductor (AMC); band-notched slot antenna (BNSA); dual band; isolation; mutual coupling (MC); power divider

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1558-2221; 0018-926X

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Article - Journal

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Publication Date

01 Feb 2020