Mutual Coupling Between Identical Planar Inverted-F Antennas

Jesper Thaysen, Kaj Bjarne Jakobsen

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Abstract

Mutual coupling between two identical planar inverted-F antennas (PIFA) located on an infinite ground plane is studied numerically. Several arrangements of side-by-side, collinear, parallel-in-echelon, and orthogonal PIFA antennas with element spacing varying from 0.06λ to 1.20λ are investigated at the design frequency of 1.9 GHz, and in the −6 dB bandwidth between 1.8 and 2.0 GHz. It is found that choosing configurations that maximizes the separation between the open-end of the PIFAs reduces the mutual coupling.
Original languageEnglish
JournalA E Ue: International Journal of Electronics and Communication
Volume61
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)540-545
ISSN1434-8411
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • MIMO systems
  • Parallel-in-echelon
  • Collinear
  • Inverted-F antennas (PIFA)
  • Orthogonal configuration
  • Mutual coupling
  • Side-by-side

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