Fundamentals of antenna design, technologies and applications

Issa Elfergani*, Abubakar Sadiq Hussaini, Jonathan Rodriguez

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This chapter will deal with the concepts, requirements, challenges and the evolution of antenna technologies, driven by subsequent releases of mobile generations from legacy 3G (Third Generation Mobile Systems) towards the latest release in LTE-A in particular. This chapter gives a brief overview of the latest techniques used to achieve several antenna designs for different applications. We also within this chapter provide concrete and practical examples of widely adopted multi-band, wideband, MIMO, balanced and mm-wave antenna technologies for current 3G and 4G mobile systems as well as for the forthcoming 5G era. Issues including design considerations, engineering design, measurement setup and methodology and practical applications are all covered in depth.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAntenna Fundamentals for Legacy Mobile Applications and Beyond
EditorsIssa Elfergani, Abubakar Sadiq Hussaini, Jonathan Rodriguez, Raed Abd-Alhameed
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)978-3319639673
ISBN (Print)978-3319639666
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Balanced antenna
  • MIMO antenna
  • mm-wave antenna
  • Multi-band antenna
  • Wideband antenna


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