Doubling MIMO Capacity for handset MIMO using true polarization diversity

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

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Valenzuela-Valdés, Juan F. (Edificio CEEIM, Campus Espinardo, 30100, Murcia, Spain)
Garcia-Fernandez, Miguel A.; Martínez-González, Antonio M.; Sánchez-Hernández, David (Microwave, Radiocommunications and Electromagnetism Engineering Group (GIMRE), Technical University of Cartagena, Antiguo Cuartel de Antigones, Plaza del Hospital, 1, 30202, Cartagena, Spain)

While many different simulation tools are available to compute MIMO capacity and diversity gain system performance, few works tackle the problem from the measurements standpoint. In this paper, several measurements of MIMO capacity and diversity gain performance of dipole antenna arrays are performed through the use of a reverberation chamber, which includes many effects present in real MIMO channels but generally avoided in simulations. Results show that polarization diversity can be effectively combined to spatial diversity even for Rayleig-fading MIMO scenarios to achieve increased diversity gain and MIMO capacity.