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By A. A. Abouda and S. G. Häggman

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Theoretical results on the effect of antenna mutual coupling (MC) on capacity of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) wireless channels are presented in this paper with particular emphasis on the case of high signal to noise ratio (SNR) scenario. Two cases are considered, 1- channel capacity variations due to MC effect on correlation properties and target average receive SNR and 2- channel capacity variations due to MC effect on correlation properties at fixed average receive SNR. It is shown that the effect of MC on MIMO channel capacity can be positive or negative depending on the propagation environment spatial correlation properties and the characteristics of the transmitter and receiver MC matrices. Conditions where MC has positive and negative effects on MIMO channel capacity in the two considered cases are identified. Numerical results for half wavelength dipole antenna supporting the theoretical observations are presented.

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A. A. Abouda and S. G. Häggman, "Effect of Mutual Coupling on Capacity of MIMO Wireless Channels in High Snr Scenario," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 65, 27-40, 2006.

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