Two-Elements Crescent Shaped Printed Antenna for Wireless Applications

  • Wan Noor Najwa Wan Marzudi
  • Zuhairiah Zainal Abidin
  • Ma Yue
  • Raed A. Abd-Alhameed
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 315)


This study presents an investigation of the mutual coupling between two printed elements antenna for a multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) antenna performance. It consists of two crescent shaped radiators placed symmetrically, and a neutralization line is applied to improve the mutual coupling. Theoretical and experimental characteristics are presented and compared. The antenna yields an achieved impedance bandwidth of 18.67 % (over 2.04–2.46 GHz) with a reflection coefficient <−10 dB and mutual coupling minimization of <−20 dB in addition to a reasonable and stable radiation pattern and envelope correlation.


Multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) Neutralization line Mutual coupling 



The authors of this paper wish to acknowledge the funding of this project by Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia under short term grant Vot 0992.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wan Noor Najwa Wan Marzudi
    • 1
  • Zuhairiah Zainal Abidin
    • 1
  • Ma Yue
    • 2
  • Raed A. Abd-Alhameed
    • 3
  1. 1.Research Center of Applied ElectromagneticUniversiti Tun Hussein Onn MalaysiaJohorMalaysia
  2. 2.National Astronomical Observatories (NAOC)Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Mobile and Satellite Communication Research CentreUniversity of BradfordBradfordUK

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