Sectored Antenna Array for Indoor Mono-station UWB Positioning Applications

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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Qing, Xianming; Chen, Zhi Ning; See, Terence Shie Ping (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore, 1 Fusionopolis Way, #21-01 Connexis, South Tower, Singapore 138632)

In this paper, a patent pending sectored antenna array is proposed for indoor mono-station ultra-wideband (UWB) positioning application. The antenna array is composed of six antenna elements which are hexagonally positioned to provide a 360deg coverage. Each antenna element features a peak-amplitude pattern beamwidth of 69deg, gain of 3.5-6.0 dBi, and VSWR < 2 over 2.9-6.0 GHz. The compact antenna array (120 × 120 × 50 mm) has been applied to an indoor mono-station UWB positioning system which is able to achieve an accuracy of 2 cm in range and 1deg in direction.