Pattern-reconfigurable built-in antenna for data multiplexing with a single radio

Beam-space multiplexing has been demonstrated as a promising approach for transmitting multiple signals while using a single RF chain. This paper presents a novel beam-space antenna design that is very compact and integrated into a hypothetical portable platform. To provide required pattern reconfigurability, two silicon p-i-n diodes are used as the sole needed mounted elements, resulting in simpler reconfigurable loads and DC bias networks compared to previous works. A fully-operational antenna prototype is fabricated and measured, showing excellent agreement between simulations and measurements. The antenna can be used for single-radio multiplexing of two BPSK signals, enabling MIMO transmission in reduced-complexity hardware for future wireless applications.

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2013 7th European Conference On Antennas And Propagation (Eucap), 515-518
Presented at:
7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, Gothenburg, Sweden, April 8-12, 2013
New York, IEEE

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