Mutual coupling in multi-element array antennas and its influence on MIMO channel capacity

PN Fletcher, M Dean, AR Nix

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)peer-review

144 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The effects of mutual coupling between receive elements in a multi-element antenna on multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) system capacity are reported. The results are based upon analysis of mutual coupling calculated for a measured linear array of five printed dipole elements with 0.56 of a wavelength spacing. It is shown that the presence of mutual coupling at the receive array antenna leads to additional correlation between spatial channels and results in a loss of MIMO system capacity
Translated title of the contributionMutual coupling in multi-element array antennas and its influence on MIMO channel capacity
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)342 - 344
JournalElectronics Letters
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2003

Bibliographical note

Publisher: Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
Rose publication type: Journal article

Sponsorship: The authors would like to thank J. McGeehan for his support and the use of the facilities of the Centre for Communications
Research, University of Bristol, UK

Keywords

  • MIMO systems
  • antenna radiation patterns
  • antenna theory
  • channel capacity

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Mutual coupling in multi-element array antennas and its influence on MIMO channel capacity'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this