Optimising radio coverage for wireless media servers

E Mellios, GS Hilton, AR Nix

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Abstract

A three element patch antenna array is designed for a 2×3 802.11n wireless home media server application for high-definition video streaming at 2.4GHz. An efficiency comparison shows that the use of the RT/Duroid substrate results in a 3dB improvement in performance over the cheaper FR4 substrate. The RT/Duroid patches are characterised in terms of input responses, full (3D) radiation patterns and directivities, including mounting on the terminal and local environment. The performance of the MIMO system is evaluated in an office environment in terms of received power, data throughput, datagram error rate, coverage area, and delay jitter. Results are compared with commercial omnidirectional antennas. Although high performance is possible (data rate at least 40Mbps), it depends heavily on the orientation of the box due to the directional radiation of the patches. An antenna selection scheme may therefore prove beneficial in future designs.
Translated title of the contributionOptimising radio coverage for wireless media servers
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAntennas and Propagation Conference (LAPC), 2010, Loughborough
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages233 - 236
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424473045
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010
EventLoughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference - Loughborough, UK, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Nov 2010 → …

Conference

ConferenceLoughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLoughborough, UK
Period1/11/10 → …

Bibliographical note

Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Additional information: With accompanying conference presentation

Sponsorship: The authors wish to acknowledge Provision
Communication Technologies Ltd. for their valuable help and contribution, especially with system performance measurements. Evangelos Mellios would like to thank the
University of Bristol Centenary scheme for his postgraduate scholarship.

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