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Performance Evaluation of Actual Multielement Antenna Systems Under Transmit Antenna Selection/Maximal Ratio Combining

Papamichael, V. C.; Karadimas, P.


V. C. Papamichael


In this letter, the performance of actual multielement antenna (MEA) systems under the transmit antenna selection/maximal ratio combining (TAS/MRC) technique is evaluated. An alternative version of an efficient, recently developed, stochastic electromagnetic methodology is employed to investigate the TAS/MRC performance of five MEA systems operating in the 5.2-GHz ISM band. The MEA systems are comprised two up to six printed antennas, and their performance is evaluated through the diversity gain (DG) at 1% outage probability level. Interestingly, DG degradation is revealed when the number of receiving antennas is six.

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Jul 14, 2011
Publication Date 2011
Deposit Date Jan 15, 2022
Journal IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
Print ISSN 1536-1225
Electronic ISSN 1548-5757
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Pages 690-692
Keywords Antenna diversity, maximal ratio combining (MRC), outage probability, transmit antenna selection (TAS)
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