Compact Antenna Arrangement for MIMO Sensor in Indoor Environment

Naoki HONMA  Kentaro NISHIMORI  Hiroaki SATO  Yoshitaka TSUNEKAWA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E96-B   No.10   pp.2491-2498
Publication Date: 2013/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E96.B.2491
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Recent Progress in Antennas and Propagation in Conjunction with Main Topics of ISAP2012)
Category: Adaptive Array Antennas/MIMO
Keyword: 
MIMO sensor,  antenna,  element spacing,  

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Summary: 
This paper proposes the antenna arrangement for 2×2 MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) sensor and evaluates the detection performance based on raytracing simulation. In this arrangement, the transmitting and receiving antennas are placed closely. Two types of the arrangement are considered. In the first method, all of the transmitting and receiving antennas are located closely. In the second method, two sets of the antennas are placed separately, and each set has one transmitting and one receiving antennas. The numerical analysis of the indoor propagation based on the raytracing method is carried out. The path distribution and intrusion detection performance with the various antenna arrangements are evaluated for the human positions all over the room. The numerical analysis results show that the proposed antenna arrangements achieve the compact configuration of the sensor antenna system as well as high detection performance.