The Double-sided 4-port Bow-tie Antenna: A New Compact Wideband MIMO Antenna
Paper in proceedings, 2013
We present a new compact ultra-wideband 4-port antenna for use in MIMO systems, such as in reverberation chambers for OTA measurements. The new antenna is based on the self-grounded bow-tie antenna with a very compact size. The design was done through an optimization by employing the genetic algorithm in order to obtain low reflection coefficient and mutual coupling between ports. The designed antenna has an embedded radiation efficiency higher than -0.35 dB, reflection coefficient below -7 dB, mutual coupling between ports below - 12.5 dB (in most frequencies below -20 dB), over a frequency range of 0.4–15 GHz.