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Design of a novel antenna array for MIMO applications

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies: From Theory to Applications (ICTTA 2008), Damascus, Syria
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Publication dateApr 2008
Pages1 - 6
ISBN (Print)1424417511, 9781424417513
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Conference3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies: From Theory to Applications
CountrySyrian Arab Republic
CityDamascus
Period1/04/08 → …

Abstract

In spite of the good benefits of using MIMO technology with modern wireless systems, a major problem has arisen from using it with small wireless terminals. When antennas are placed with less than half wavelength apart then mutual coupling occurs. Researchers have found that mutual coupling can affect the performance achieved by multiple antennas which results in a large reduction in channel capacity. In this paper a practical hybrid circuit is designed for a 2times2 MIMO system to confirm a recent theory which states that a decorrelation network can be used with mutually coupled MIMO antennas to improve the performance. The hybrid circuit was tested with stacked patch antennas and performance was evaluated using cumulative distribution function curves on channel capacity at 5.2 GHz. Results show that some improvement was achieved with the hybrid and results can be further improved by some other manipulations

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Research areas

  • antenna array

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3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies: From Theory to Applications

Duration1 Apr 2008 → …
CountrySyrian Arab Republic
CityDamascus

Event: Conference

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