Reconfigurable portable antenna systems for high-speed wireless communication

J. T. Bemhard, Gregory Huff, J. Feng, S. Zhang, G. Cung

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Scopus citations

Abstract

High-speed (2-100 Mb/sec) wireless data communication - whether land- or satellite based - faces two challenges: (1) high error rates caused by interference and unpredictable environments, and (2) limited signal processing capability and battery life at the portable unit. 'Intelligent' or 'smart' antenna systems can help meet these challenges. Current 'smart' systems reside mainly at base stations and rely largely on signal processing to achieve their goals. However, the performance gains of base station intelligence are constrained by the portable units-the weakest components of the system. The idea of a 'smart' system for a portable unit has received little consideration due to the perceived limitations imposed by reliance on a single, non-adjustable antenna. However, new developments in antenna capabilities that allow autonomous responses to local operating conditions while remaining practical and cost-effective have the potential to greatly improve the reliability of high-speed wireless links.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2003 IEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Communication Technology
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages82-83
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)0780381963, 9780780381964
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
EventIEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Communication Technology - Honolulu, United States
Duration: Oct 15 2003Oct 17 2003

Publication series

Name2003 IEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Communication Technology

Other

OtherIEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Communication Technology
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period10/15/0310/17/03

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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