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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
Publication Date: 2004/11/01
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.