Compact Antenna Arrays with Enhanced Diversity Performance

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

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Hein, M. A.; Stephan, R.; Volmer, C. (Institute for Information Technology, Ilmenau University of Technology, P.O. Box 100565, Ilmenau, Germany)
Weber, J. (EPCOS AG, In den Seewiesen 26, 89520 Heidenheim, Germany)

Small antenna arrays, e.g. for mobile terminals, suffer from diversity loss due to mutual radiator coupling. We describe the design and characterisation of compact arrays with enhanced diversity performance employing decoupling and matching networks. Essential indications for the radiation properties are obtained from the scattering parameters of the antenna system.