Sectorised WiMAX antenna for future vehicular communications systems

Dept. of Electron., Univ. of Kent, Canterbury, UK
IET Microwaves Antennas & Propagation (Impact Factor: 0.91). 03/2010; 4(2):210 - 218. DOI: 10.1049/iet-map.2009.0088
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A narrow band antenna of dimensions 0.54¿×0.28¿×0.09¿ is presented. The design is suited for use in cellular radio-over-fibre networks. Associated mobile equipment using the international unlicensed WiMAX band (5.470-5.725 GHz) is also described. The antenna is well matched across the band and is suitable for a full-duplex bi-directional system with simultaneous transmission ( Tx ) and reception ( Rx ). It can be used with mobile handsets offering WiMAX connections, and in multi-sector configurations for vehicular communication systems.

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