A wideband base station antenna with reduced beam squint
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© 2018 Institution of Engineering and Technology.All Rights Reserved. This paper presents the design procedure, theoretical analysis, and experimental results of a novel wideband dual-polarized base station antenna. The proposed antenna consists of four electric folded dipoles arranged in an octagon shape that are excited simultaneously for each polarization. It provides the ±45° slant-polarized radiation that meets all the required specifications for base station antenna elements. Experimental results show that the proposed dual-polarized antenna has a wide bandwidth of 46.4% from 1.69 GHz to 2.71 GHz with 15 dB return loss. Across this wide bandwidth, the variations of the half-power-beamwidths (HPBWs) of the two polarizations are all within 66.5° ± 5.5°, port-to-port isolation is > 30 dB, the cross-polarization discrimination (XPD) is > 20 dB and, most importantly, the beam squint is < 4° with a maximum 10° down-tilt.
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