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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 539094, 11 pages
Research Article

Design of Compact 4 × 4 UWB-MIMO Antenna with WLAN Band Rejection

1Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
2Ministry of Science and Technology, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam

Received 21 January 2014; Revised 9 June 2014; Accepted 15 June 2014; Published 8 July 2014

Academic Editor: Joonhyuk Kang

Copyright © 2014 Nguyen Khac Kiem 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.


A compact 4 × 4 UWB-MIMO antenna with rejected WLAN band employing an electromagnetic bandgap (EBG) structure is presented in this paper. The MIMO antenna is electrically small (60 mm × 60 mm), printed on a FR4_epoxy substrate with the dielectric constant of 4.4 and a thickness of 1.6 mm. A mushroom-like EBG structure is used to reject the WLAN frequency at 5.5 GHz. In order to reduce the mutual coupling of the antenna elements, a stub structure acting as a bandstop filter is inserted to suppress the effect of the surface current between elements of the proposed antenna. The final design of the MIMO antenna satisfies the return loss requirement of less than −10 dB in a bandwidth ranging from 2.73 GHz to 10.68 GHz, which entirely covers UWB frequency band, which is allocated from 3.1 to 10.6 GHz. The antenna also exhibits a WLAN band-notched performance at the frequency band of 5.36–6.34 GHz while the values of all isolation coefficients are below −15 dB and the correlation coefficient of MIMO antenna is less than −28 dB over the UWB range. A good agreement between simulation and measurement is shown in this context.