Antenna design challenges and solutions for compact MIMO terminals

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The design of antennas for compact multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) terminals is a challenging feat, due to the space constraint and the physical structure of the terminal. The space constraint forces the antennas to be closely spaced, which degrades MIMO performance due to high signal correlation and low antenna efficiency. Moreover, the terminals are equipped with ground planes which further complicate the implementation of antennas for good MIMO performance. This paper elaborates on the two aforementioned challenges in MIMO antenna design and surveys recent techniques that are developed to address these challenges.


External organisations
  • Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 International Workshop on Antenna Technology (iWAT)
PublisherIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-9134-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-9133-9
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication categoryResearch
EventIEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technology (IWAT), 2011 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 2011 Mar 72011 Mar 9


WorkshopIEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technology (IWAT), 2011
CityHong Kong

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