Effect of antenna element properties and array orientation on performance of MIMO systems

A Pal, BS Lee, PR Rogers, GS Hilton, MA Beach, AR Nix

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This paper presents a MIMO throughput based assessment of three candidate antenna arrays, each of which was constructed from a different type of antenna element. A model of the MIMO channel resolved in orthogonal polarization planes was employed to apply multipath parameters of the channel to antenna array patterns, in order to predict the antenna-gain inclusive channel response. Based on simulations of the antenna inclusive channel, an analysis of the effect of antenna element properties including directivity, efficiency and polarization on the statistics of the overall MIMO channel response is presented.
Translated title of the contributionEffect of antenna element properties and array orientation on performance of MIMO systems
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1st International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems, 2004 (ISWCS04), Mauritius
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages120 - 124
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0780384725
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004
EventInternational Symposium on Wireless Systems (ISWCS04) - Mauritius, Mauritius
Duration: 1 Sep 2004 → …


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Wireless Systems (ISWCS04)
Period1/09/04 → …

Bibliographical note

Conference Organiser: University of Bristol
Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Sponsorship: Arindam Pal would like to thank the UK ORS scheme and the University of Bristol for his postgraduate scholarship.

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  • multiple-input multiple-output systems
  • polarization
  • antenna properties
  • propagation modelling

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