Design of a Fork Shaped Patch Antenna for Mimo Applications
Bhanu, Satya K.
Kumar, Praveen N.
Triveni, M. V. L.
Babu, Jagadeesh K.
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A compact Fork shaped patch antenna for tri-band applications with good bandwidth and isolation characteristics is presented in this paper. The proposed antenna resonates at the frequencies of 13.6 GHz, 15.5 GHz and 18.6 GHz respectively. A 2×2 MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) system is developed using the proposed antenna giving an excellent isolation of more than 20 dB in the entire operating band. The S-Parameters, VSWR (Voltage Standing Wave Ratio), correlation coefficient and radiation pattern of the proposed antenna are presented. The proposed antenna covers most of the Ku-band (12 to 18 GHz) making it suitable for satellite applications.