Semi-omnidirectional dual-polarized wideband multiport antennas for MIMO applications in Random-LOS and RIMP
Paper in proceedings, 2017
We present two configurations of multiport antennas for Multiple-input Multiple-output (MIMO) application. The configurations are comprised of three and four dual-polarized self-grounded bowtie antenna as the element, respectively. The MIMO performance of both antennas is evaluated in Random Line-of-Sight (Random-LOS) and Rich Isotropic Multipath (RIMP) channel models as two edge propagation environments. Both configurations provide 360° azimuth and 120° elevation angular coverage in Random-LOS and full sphere coverage in RIMP. Using digital threshold receiver model and Zero-Forcing receiver, the performances of both configurations are evaluated in terms of Probability of Detection (PoD) and MIMO multiplexing efficiency calculated at 95% PoD level. The simulated results show a good performance for both structures in two edge environments, which can be concluded as a good performance in a real life situation.