Degree-of-freedom evaluation of six-port antenna arrays in a rich scattering environment

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Abstract

It has been proposed that six co-located antennas, namely three electric and three magnetic dipoles, can offer up to a six-fold capacity increase in wireless channels, relative to that of single antennas. In other words, six degrees of freedom (DOFs) can be supported by co-located six-port transmit and receive antenna arrays. However, due to the complexity in designing and measuring such a six-port antenna, to our knowledge, no experimental verification has yet been successfully performed. In this paper, the six DOFs hypothesis is experimentally verified at the 300 MHz band. The experiment involved the design and fabrication of two six-port arrays, and MIMO channel measurements in a rich scattering environment with these arrays.

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  • Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, 2011
PublisherIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages51-54
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-9563-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-9562-7
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventIEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, 2011 - Spokane, WA, United States
Duration: 2011 Jul 32011 Jul 8

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ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySpokane, WA
Period2011/07/032011/07/08

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