Reconfigurable Monopole Array with MEMS Switches for MIMO Systems
2008 (English)In: 2008 IEEE Antennas And Propagation Society International Symposium: Vols 1-9, 2008, 1028-1031 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
We have presented a reconfigurable monopole antenna and have analyzed it in terms of reflection losses and radiation patterns for different configurations. The correlations between different configurations were found to be reasonably low, so we may be able to successfully use our antenna array for capacity and throughput enhancement purposes. We are currently conducting MIMO capacity measurements with the presented array to analyze the amount of increase in throughput, but the fact that we are able to change the radiation pattern indicates the possibility of improving the overall MIMO channel.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. 1028-1031 p.
Antenna arrays, Antenna measurements, Antenna radiation patterns, Current measurement, MIMO, Microswitches, Pattern analysis, Reflection, Reflector antennas, Throughput
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-38760DOI: 10.1109/APS.2008.4619176ISI: 000261440600259ScopusID: 2-s2.0-55649102860ISBN: 978-1-4244-2041-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-38760DiVA: diva2:439250
2008 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI; San Diego, CA; 5 July 2008 through 12 July 2008