Performance of pattern diversity in reconfigurable antenna arrays

George D. Sworo, Kapil R. Dandekar, Moshe Kam

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Abstract

In this paper, we investigate the benefits offered by radiation pattern diversity in reconfigurable antenna arrays and place these benefits in context with spatial diversity provided by conventional antenna arrays. These antennas provide pattern diversity that can improve capacity and offers a unique opportunity for antenna system miniaturization for portable wireless devices. We use a common modeling framework to study the impact of spatial and pattern correlation on the performance of the multi-antenna array systems. We consider a geometry-based MIMO channel cluster model to investigate the effects of the channel spatial characteristics and antenna array geometry/radiation patterns on the spatial correlation and system performance. Our findings demonstrate relative diversity performance improvement of at least 3 dB from using pattern diversity over space diversity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 50th Annual Conference on Information Systems and Sciences, CISS 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages59-63
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781467394574
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 26 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event50th Annual Conference on Information Systems and Sciences, CISS 2016 - Princeton, United States
Duration: Mar 16 2016Mar 18 2016

Publication series

Name2016 50th Annual Conference on Information Systems and Sciences, CISS 2016

Other

Other50th Annual Conference on Information Systems and Sciences, CISS 2016
CountryUnited States
CityPrinceton
Period3/16/163/18/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

Keywords

  • MIMO Systems
  • Pattern Reconfigurable Antennas
  • Pattern/Space Diversity
  • Smart Antennas

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