Channel characterization for indoor communication systems employing reconfigurable antennas

El Sallabi Hassan, Mohamed Abdallah, Khalid Qaraqe

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Abstract

Recent technologies can allow reconfigurable antennas to change its operating frequency/bandwidth, and radiation pattern characteristics including: pointing directions, beam-width and polarization. In this paper, we investigate the impact of reconfigurable antenna radiation patterns on characteristics of radio channel for indoor wireless communication systems. In particular, we consider a dipole reconfigurable antenna that can change its radiation pattern and its characteristics by varying its length. We conduct simulations based on multi-ray, multi-dimensional, multi-antenna state RF model. We finally show the benefit of using these reconfigurable antennas by studying the bit-error-rate (BER) performance of a coded communication system. Our results show that by adaptively selecting the best antenna radiation pattern that minimizes the BER for each codeword, we can achieve a significant performance gain compared to the case where only fixed antenna radiation pattern is employed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, LAPC 2013
Pages70-73
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
Event2013 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, LAPC 2013 - Loughborough, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Nov 201312 Nov 2013

Publication series

Name2013 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, LAPC 2013

Other

Other2013 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, LAPC 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLoughborough, Leicestershire
Period11/11/1312/11/13

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Keywords

  • Adaptive systems
  • Channel characterization
  • Communication channels
  • Reconfigurable Antennas
  • Wireless communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Hassan, E. S., Abdallah, M., & Qaraqe, K. (2013). Channel characterization for indoor communication systems employing reconfigurable antennas. In 2013 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, LAPC 2013 (pp. 70-73). [6711854] (2013 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, LAPC 2013). https://doi.org/10.1109/LAPC.2013.6711854