Reverberation chamber evaluation of multi-antenna handset having low mutual coupling and high efficiencies
Paper in proceedings, 2006
This paper presents the evaluation of the diversity performances of several multi-antenna structures in a reverberation chamber. Firstly, a two-antenna system having low isolation between the radiators is measured. Its performances are compared with a second structure which uses a neutralization technique to enhance the radiating element's isolation. Then the performances of a four-antenna system with and without the neutralization method are measured and presented. Particularly, the total antenna efficiencies, the envelope correlation coefficients and the diversity gain of these systems are presented and discussed. We especially focus on the advantages of the neutralization technique.