Design and Testing of a Cylindrically-Conformal Array for Semi-Smart Antenna Base Stations
Yasir Alfadhl, Xiaodong Chen, Clive G. Parini
The 9th European Conference on Wireless Technology, 2006.
10-12 Sept. 2006
Semi-smart antenna, smart antenna, conformal arrays, cellular base station design
This paper presents a novel approach for improving the system capacity performance of cellular networks by using the concept of semi-smart antennas. A cylindricallyconformal base station antenna array has been designed to test the feasibility of achieving the desired radiation patterns. In comparison to the typical smart-antenna approach, semi-smart antenna technology has proven to be of much lower complexity and has minimal impact on the cellular system architecture.
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