Hybrid Beam-Forming Smart Antenna for 5G Networks

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In this paper, we have proposed the design and simulation results of a Ka band smart antenna. Antenna is designed at the center frequency of 28 GHz. At 28 GHz path loss is high due to the atmospheric absorption and high gain antennas are required to mitigate the path loss. Based on our recently awarded patent, we have proposed a simple and cost effective beam-steering approach. We are using a hybrid of phased array and switched parasitic array approach for beamsteering. Antenna design consists of two circular arrays of six parasitic elements and an active element. Phase shifter is used to introduce a phase shift between excitation currents to the antenna element. Designed antenna has a gain of 10 dBi.