dual-antenna handsets, operator tissue, diversity performance
This paper presents a computational and experimental study of the diversity performance of two dual-antenna handsets operating indoors in the 902-928 MHz industrial, scientific, and medical (ISM) band. Of particular interest is the effect of the operator tissue on the diversity operation. Key indicators of diversity gain such as branch mean effective gain (MEG) and envelope correlation coefficient are obtained from finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method simulations as well as from experimental measurements in three different indoor environments. Diversity gain for the handsets is also measured directly. Reasonable agreement is observed between the experimental and simulated results, with both approaches indicating that while the tissue lowers the MEG of individual branches by 3-5 dB, it has little influence on the handset overall diversity performance.
Original Publication Citation
Green, B. M., and M. A. Jensen. "Diversity Performance of Dual-Antenna Handsets Near Operator Tissue." Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on 48.7 (2): 117-24
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Jensen, Michael A. and Green, Bruce M., "Diversity performance of dual-antenna handsets near operator tissue" (2000). All Faculty Publications. 593.
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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