High-Gain Pattern Reconfigurable MIMO Antenna Array for Wireless Handheld Terminals

Chamok N. H., Yilmaz M. H., Arslan H., Ali M.

IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol.64, no.10, pp.4306-4315, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/tap.2016.2598201
  • Journal Name: IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.4306-4315
  • Keywords: Array, handheld, multiple-input multipleoutput (MIMO), pattern reconfigurable, smart antenna
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


The analysis, design, experimental development, and test results of a high-gain pattern reconfigurable antenna array are presented. Unlike traditional phased arrays, the proposed array has a compressed footprint making it suitable for handheld device applications. The array pattern is reconfigured at 0°, 70°, and 290° in the azimuth plane with the help of low loss RF switches while the utilization of a collinear geometry allows narrow elevation plane beamwidth and high peak gain (between 9.7 and 11 dBi using FR4 material). System level analysis shows about 59% increase in signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio level compared to omnidirectional antennas.