Broadband (GSM-UMTS) planar patch array with complex amplitude feed distribution
Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany
Proceedings: EuCAP 2009
Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Barba, M.; Page, J. E. (Depto. Electromagnetismo y Teoria de Circuitos, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, ETS. I. Telecomunicacion, Ciudad Universitaria, s/n. 28040 Madrid, Spain)
This paper shows the design and measurements of a 10-element linear array for GSM-UMTS (1710MHz-2170MHz) base station antennas based on patch antennas. The most relevant features of this array are found in the radiating elements and the manifold feed network, where a broadband response is obtained with shaped elevation pattern beam by means of a complex amplitude feed distribution. The results show that the design objectives where achieved.