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

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)342 - 344
JournalElectronics Letters
Journal issue4
StatePublished - Feb 2003


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

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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

Research areas

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




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