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Communication engineering and systems, telecommunications
Wireless communications within enclosed environments such as aircraft and vehicles have been shown to experience fading with statistics that are worse than Rayleigh. Motivated by low-cost, low-complexity systems (e.g., wireless sensors) that may be deployed in such environments, this work explores the benefits of polarization diversity using very large data sets collected over a small area and over the 5-6 GHz band. The results also demonstrate that antennas capable of capturing depolarized signal components can significantly mitigate the harshest of fading environments.
Frolik, J. Sipal, V. & Edwards, D., (2013) "Leveraging Depolarization to Increase the Link Reliability for Wireless Sensors Operating in Hyper-Rayleigh Environments," IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 14, no. 8, pp. 2442-2446. doi:10.1109/JSEN.2013.2284576.