DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH GAIN DISCONE ANTENNA FOR 4G LTE APPLICATIONS


Belen A., Ordek S., PARTAL H. P.

SIGMA JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING AND NATURAL SCIENCES-SIGMA MUHENDISLIK VE FEN BILIMLERI DERGISI, vol.37, no.4, pp.1083-1092, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Title of Journal : SIGMA JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING AND NATURAL SCIENCES-SIGMA MUHENDISLIK VE FEN BILIMLERI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.1083-1092

Abstract

This study offers the design and realization procedure of a broadband monopole antenna for use in communication applications between 670 MHz-2750 MHz. the proposed monopole antenna comprises a low-cost discone antenna which has a relatively high gain value over a wide operation band. Firstly, the performance of the antenna is studied by changing the value of design parameters. Effect of each design parameter on return loss (S-11) and gain characteristic of the antenna design is observed and the optimal design parameters are taken. Both simulation and measurement results of the proposed antenna design show a matched bandwidth and a return loss of less than -10 dB in the desired operation band of 670 MHz and 2750 MHz. as it can be seen from both simulation and experimental results, the proposed discone antenna design is a suitable solution for broad-band wireless communication applications.