Weighted-Polarization Wearable MIMO Antenna with Three Orthogonally Arranged Dipoles Based on RF Signal Processing

Kazuhiro HONDA
Kun LI
Koichi OGAWA

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E99-B    No.1    pp.58-68
Publication Date: 2016/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2015ISP0015
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Recent Progress in Antennas, Propagation and Wireless Systems Related to Topics in ISAP2014)
Category: Antennas and Propagation
weighted-polarization wearable MIMO antenna,  RF signal processing,  channel capacity,  shadowing,  

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In this paper, we present a weighted-polarization wearable multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) antenna that is based on radio-frequency (RF) signal processing to realize ultra-high-speed and high-capacity mobile communications. The proposed antenna is comprised of three orthogonal dipoles, two of which can be selected according to a weight function in different usage scenarios. The weight function is determined by considering the variation in the cross-polarization power ratio (XPR) and the antenna inclination angle which depend on the radio-propagation environment and human motion. To confirm the suitability of the proposed antenna, we perform preliminary experiments to evaluate the channel capacity of a weighted-polarization wearable MIMO antenna with an arm-swinging dynamic phantom. The measured and analytical results are in good agreement, which verifies the effectiveness of the proposed antenna. We demonstrate that the proposed antenna is suitable for realizing gigabit mobile communications in future wearable MIMO applications.