Multipath simulator measurements of handset dual antenna performance with limited number of signal paths
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AuthorHallbjörner, Paul; Sánchez Heredia, Juan Diego; Lindberg, Peter; Martínez González, Antonio Manuel; Bolin, Thomas
SponsorsThe work was supported in part by MICINN (Project TEC2008-05811) through an FPI doctoral grant (BES-2009-013764)
Bibliographic CitationHALLBJÖRNER, Paul et al. Multipath simulator measurements of handset dual antenna performance with limited number of signal paths. En Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on, 2012, nº 60 (2), p.682 - 688. ISSN: 0018-926X
Antenna pairs for diversity or MIMO functionality are characterized under the assumption of a certain statistical distribution of the incident signals over angle and polarization, but also assuming a signal environment with a large number of signal paths. In many real-life environments, however, only a few signal paths contain most of the transferred power. A multipath simulator can be used to realize signal environments with a controlled number of signal paths. This paper presents measurements of dual antenna performance using amultipath simulator with 2–16 signal paths. The results are analyzed in terms of statistical power distributions,power imbalance, correlation coefficient, multiplexing efficiency, and diversity gain. Differences in performance depending on the number of signal paths are noted, illustrating the value of considering the number of signal paths in characterization.
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