Indexed on: 22 Oct '16Published on: 20 Oct '16Published in: AEÜ - International Journal of Electronics and Communications
In this paper, a novel parasitic configuration to reduce the mutual coupling between two adjacent microstrip patch antennas is presented. It is shown that mutual coupling between the antenna elements can be reduced significantly by two simple slots structure on the ground plane and several shorted simple conducting strips between patch antennas. The structure has been constructed and tested. Both simulated and measured results are presented. The results are shown that more than 7 dB reduction within operational frequency bandwidth with the maximum 41dB mutual coupling at center frequency can be achieved. The measurement results prove the high efficiency of this configuration in multi antenna systems.