An experimental evaluation of three candidate MIMO array designs for PDA devices

MA Beach, RMM Hunukumbure, C Williams, GS Hilton, P Rogers, M Capstick, B Kemp

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It is well known that multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) wireless channels, in which multi-element antenna arrays are used at both ends of the link, can in principle offer spectral efficiencies an order of magnitude or more above those available through conventional single antenna systems [1]. However, the performance of a practical MIMO system relies strongly upon the channel characteristics. In this paper, the antenna array is considered as part of the observed channel and an experimental evaluation is reported in which the theoretic information capacity is derived for 3 different antenna element designs for a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) application
Original languageEnglish
Pages5 p
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004

Bibliographical note

Additional information: A paper presented to the Joint COST 273/284 Workshop on Antennas and Related System Aspects in Wireless Communications, held in Gothenburg, Sweden, June 7-10, 2004

Sponsorship: The authors wish to thank Ofcom for their financial support under the UK Spectrum
Efficiency Scheme for this work and Antenova Ltd for the loan of antennas

Contributor: European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research (EURO-COST)


  • antenna arrays
  • MIMO


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