The Use of Heterogeneous Antenna Arrays in Experimental HF-MIMO Links

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Gunashekar, S. D.; Warrington, E. M.; Abbasi, N. (Department of Engineering, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK)
Salous, S.; Feeney, S. M. (School of Engineering, University of Durham, Durham DH1 3LE, UK)
Bertel, L.; Lemur, D.; Oger, M. (IETR, Université de Rennes 1, UMR CNRS, 6164, 35042, Rennes, France)

To date, MIMO research has focussed predominantly on communications within the VHF, UHF and SHF bands and has not been widely addressed in the lower frequency bands. This paper describes the results of experiments that have been performed to investigate the feasibility of utilising MIMO techniques within the HF radio band, with particular emphasis on the use of compact, heterogeneous antenna arrays.