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Optimising radio coverage for wireless media servers

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAntennas and Propagation Conference (LAPC), 2010, Loughborough
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Publication dateNov 2010
Pages233 - 236
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424473045
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ConferenceLoughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLoughborough, UK
Period1/11/10 → …

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.

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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. Terms of use: Copyright © 2010 IEEE. Reprinted with permission, from - E Mellios, GS Hilton; paper - 'Optimising radio coverage for wireless media servers'; LAPC 2010, November 2010. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to pubs-permissions@ieee.org. By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it. [author names, paper title, IEEE publication title, and month/year of publication]. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to pubs-permissions@ieee.org. By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.

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Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference

Duration1 Nov 2010 → …
CountryUnited Kingdom
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