We demonstrate a dual-polarization slot antenna for indoor small-cell multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) systems. The symmetric structure and differential feeding promotes destructive interference of cross-polarized radiation in the far field to achieve high cross-polarization discrimination (XPD) in all directions. In addition, a very similar radiation pattern is observed not only between the major planes of each polarization but also between the two polarization orientations. Therefore, the proposed antenna can be considered as a stronger candidate for indoor small-cell MIMO systems. With an average XPD of 26.4 dB in all directions, the 3-D ray-tracing simulation results show a more than 22% increase in the system throughput compared to previous dual-polarization antennas for a single-user MIMO system in a typical indoor environment.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering