Combination of the three types of diversity to design high capacity compact MIMO terminal Articles uri icon

publication date

  • July 2014

start page

  • 1309

end page

  • 1312


  • 13

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1536-1225

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1548-5757


  • Multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) schemes designed to increase channel capacity face strong limitations when a large number of antennas must be deployed in a terminal due to size constrains. This letter discusses how the different combinations of the three types of diversities-namely spatial, radiation pattern, and polarization diversity-can be used to get an improved capacity in compact terminals. The study compares realistic combinations that overcome the need for a large number of radiating elements in the user terminal.


  • Telecommunications


  • compact terminal; diversity; multiple-input–multiple-output (mimo)