Spectral Efficiency in MIMO Systems Using Space and Pattern Diversities Under Compactness Constraints Articles uri icon

publication date

  • May 2008

start page

  • 1637

end page

  • 1645


  • 3


  • 57

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0018-9545

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1939-9359


  • The aim of this paper is to evaluate the performance of multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) systems using multimode patch antennas as basic elements. The focus is compactness in the antenna design and suitability for being deployed in relatively small terminals. To this purpose, the performance in terms of spectral efficiency of a MIMO system with small multimode patch antennas on the terminal side is presented. We assume no knowledge of the channel at the transmitter and perfect channel knowledge at the receiver. Several multielement multimode-antenna scenarios are compared to alternative scenarios with single-mode antennas.