Document Type

Article

Rights

This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

Communication engineering and systems, telecommunications

Publication Details

IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 14, no. 8, pp. 2442-2446. 2013

URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6620970

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.1109/JSEN.2013.2284576.

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