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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2013, Article ID 365719, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/365719
Research Article

Multiband MIMO Antenna System with Parasitic Elements for WLAN and WiMAX Application

Antenna and Microwave Research Laboratory, EE Department, Iran University of Science and Technology, 1684613114 Tehran, Iran

Received 10 July 2013; Revised 5 November 2013; Accepted 8 November 2013

Academic Editor: Ahmad Safaai-Jazi

Copyright © 2013 Reza Karimian and Hamed Tadayon. 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 new microstrip slot antenna with parasitic elements has been presented in this paper. The proposed antenna is composed of a microstrip feed line, a ground plane on which some simple slots are etched, and parasitic elements. Simulation results show that the antenna structure allows for the independent adjustment of each frequency. A two-element array configuration of this antenna for MIMO application is investigated as well. For comparison between simulation and measurement result both single and array configurations have been fabricated. The measurement result exhibits good radiation performance in terms of return loss, low mutual coupling, and compactness.