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PERFORMANCE OF A SIX-BEAM SWITCHED PARASITIC PLANAR ARRAY UNDER ONE PATH RAYLEIGH FADING ENVIRONMENT

By A. I. Sotiriou, P. K. Varlamos, P. T. Trakadas, and C. N. Capsalis

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Abstract:
The technology of adaptive antennas is rapidly growing during the last years. It is true that switched beam antennas, the simplest type of smart antennas, may provide substantial benefits when implemented in a cellular mobile telephony system. The performance of a six-beam switched parasitic planar array, in terms of bit error rate (BER) measurement, is presented in this paper. The switched parasitic planar array is designed with the aid of genetic algorithms method. The antenna system is evaluated in a radio environment where interfering signals are present. The results obtained from the simulation are compared with respect to the ones when an omni directional antenna is used instead of the switched beam array, revealing that the performance of such a telecommunication system can be improved.

Citation: (See works that cites this article)
A. I. Sotiriou, P. K. Varlamos, P. T. Trakadas, and C. N. Capsalis, "Performance of a Six-Beam Switched Parasitic Planar Array Under One Path Rayleigh Fading Environment," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 62, 89-106, 2006.
doi:10.2528/PIER06020204
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=0602024

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