Analysis of Coupling in Multi-Antenna Communication Systems

Michael JENSEN

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E87-C    No.9    pp.1418-1424
Publication Date: 2004/09/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Wave Technologies for Wireless and Optical Communications)
Category: Antennas, Circuits and Receivers
antenna mutual coupling,  multi-antenna systems,  

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This paper presents a framework for the analysis of multi-antenna communication systems with mutually-coupled elements. The approach uses a network model that includes the coupled antennas, the propagation channel, the receiver matching network, a realistic noise model for the receive amplifiers, and externally generated interference. The general scheme is applied to diversity receivers, multiple-input multiple-output, and adaptive array architectures. Application of the formulation to coupled dipole antennas illustrates the impact of both mutual coupling and receiver matching on the performance of several representative multi-antenna applications.