Simple calculation of ergodic capacity of lossless two-port antenna system using only S-parameters – Comparison with common Z-parameter approach
Paper in proceedings, 2011
In this paper, we show how to correctly include overall antenna effects in a numerically generated Rayleigh channel matrix when calculating ergodic MIMO capacity of lossless multi-port antenna system located in rich isotropic multipath. The overall antenna effects can be included correctly using either impedance parameters (Z-parameter method) or scattering parameters (S-parameter method). These two methods are compared and validated by measurements in anechoic and reverberation chambers. A narrowband handset antenna with negligible ohmic loss is used for the measurements. There are very good agreements between the capacities obtained using both methods from anechoic chamber measurement and that from direct channel measurement in reverberation chamber.