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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2014, Article ID 480140, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/480140
Research Article

Microstrip Antenna Design for Femtocell Coverage Optimization

1Institute of Space Science (ANGKASA), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, UKM, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
2Department of Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, UKM, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Received 4 November 2013; Accepted 2 December 2013; Published 3 April 2014

Academic Editor: J.S. Mandeep

Copyright © 2014 Afaz Uddin Ahmed 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 mircostrip antenna is designed for multielement antenna coverage optimization in femtocell network. Interference is the foremost concern for the cellular operator in vast commercial deployments of femtocell. Many techniques in physical, data link and network-layer are analysed and developed to settle down the interference issues. A multielement technique with self-configuration features is analyzed here for coverage optimization of femtocell. It also focuses on the execution of microstrip antenna for multielement configuration. The antenna is designed for LTE Band 7 by using standard FR4 dielectric substrate. The performance of the proposed antenna in the femtocell application is discussed along with results.