Spatial Correlation Function Analysis of a Dipole Antenna Array in Front of a Ground Plane Reflector for Sectorized Cellular Communications

Ching-Tai CHIANG  Rong-Ching WU  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E87-B   No.11   pp.3394-3397
Publication Date: 2004/11/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Antennas and Propagation
spatial correlation function,  dipole antenna array,  ground plane reflector,  sectorized cellular communications,  

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This letter develops a practical sectorized antenna array using center-fed half-wavelength dipole antennas that are parallel to and a distance in front of a large ground plane reflector. Each element in the array is designed to provide coverage to isolate each 120sector from adjacent sectors. We derive a closed-form expression for spatial correlation function that can be used as guides in evaluating the effects of array spatial correlation on diversity performance in sectorized cellular communications.