Mutual Coupling Compensation in UCAs: Simulations and Experiment

Zhiyong Huang, Constantine Balanis, Craig R. Birtcher

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Abstract

In a beamforming system, mutual coupling among the elements can significantly degrade the system performance. However, the mutual coupling effects can be compensated if an accurate model of mutual coupling is available. This paper utilizes a mutual coupling matrix model to compensate mutual coupling in the beamforming of a uniform circular array. In addition, a circular array of dipoles was built and measurements were performed. The predictions are compared with measurements, and verified with results from full-wave simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3082-3086
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Volume54
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

Keywords

  • Beamforming
  • comnensation
  • matrix
  • mutual coupling
  • uniform circular array

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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