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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 850489, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/850489
Research Article

New Configuration of Handset MIMO Antenna for LTE 700 Band Applications

1Department of Wireless Communications Engineering, Kwangwoon University, 447-1 Wolgye-Dong, Nowon-Gu, Seoul 139-701, Republic of Korea
2Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL 62901, USA
3Graduate School of NID Fusion Technology, Seoul National University of Technology, 172 Gongneung-2 Dong, Nowon-Gu, Seoul 139-743, Republic of Korea

Received 15 February 2013; Accepted 12 April 2013

Academic Editor: Yuan Yao

Copyright © 2013 Byeonggwi Mun et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A compact handset multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) antenna for long-term evolution (LTE) 700 band (746~787 MHz) applications is proposed. The proposed antenna consists of two symmetrical PIFAs. Without the usage of any additional coupling elements between closely mounted antennas, a high isolation (>15 dB) and a low enveloped correlation coefficient () are achieved by the optimum location and arrangement of MIMO antenna elements.