A Comparative Study of WiMAX Subscriber Equipment Antennas

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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Navsariwala, U.; Schirmacher, M.; Buris, N.; Schamberger, M. (Motorola, Inc., Schaumburg, IL 60196, USA)

While single antenna system performance can suffer in multipath environments Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) antenna systems can take advantage of rich multipath and offer significant cost-performance benefits. Therefore, performance with MIMO systems has to be assessed referenced to the environment. This paper presents a study of WiMAX MIMO antenna modules in various environments. It is shown that lower gain antennas in rich multipath offer very cost efficient alternatives to higher gain antennas.