Multipath Simulator Measurements of Handset Dual Antenna Performance With Limited Number of Signal Paths

Paul Hallbjorner, Juan D. Sanchez-Heredia, Peter Lindberg, Antonio M. Martinez-Gonzalez, Thomas Bolin
2012 IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation  
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
more » ... of dual antenna performance using a multipath 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.
doi:10.1109/tap.2011.2173451 fatcat:6ds7ev4d5zblvizptag3szlame