Effects of internal components on designing MIMO terminal antennas using characteristic modes

Zachary Miers, Augustine Sekyere, John Ako Enohnyaket, Max Landaeus, Buon Kiong Lau

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Abstract

The Theory of Characteristic Modes has been shown capable of facilitating the development of many high-quality antennas through providing the characteristic modes (CMs) inherent to a structure. The CMs will change if the structure is altered; this property has been used to adapt terminal antennas, enabling good MIMO performance in compact structures. Previously these designs focused on altering the terminal structure without consideration into the effects of essential internal components on the desired CMs. Components such as touch screens, cameras, microphones, and batteries will change the CMs of the structure, which can in turn lead to the CM-based MIMO antennas to become non-orthogonal or non-resonant. Until now, relatively little work has been done to analyze the impact of these internal components on CM-based antennas. This article studies the effects internal components on the CMs of a MIMO terminal chassis, and how these effects can be mitigated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2016 European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, 2016 - Davos, Switzerland
Duration: 2016 Apr 102016 Apr 15

Conference

Conference10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, 2016
Abbreviated titleEuCAP
Country/TerritorySwitzerland
CityDavos
Period2016/04/102016/04/15

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

Keywords

  • MIMO systems
  • characteristic modes
  • terminal antennas

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