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 Alayon Glazunov, Andres, et al.
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Physical Modeling of MIMO Antennas and Channels by Means of the Spherical Vector Wave Expansion
 2009

Rapport (övrigt vetenskapligt)abstract
 In this paper we propose a new physically motivated model that allows to study the interaction between the antennas and the propagation channel for MultipleInput MultipleOutput (MIMO) systems. The key tools employed in the model are the expansion coefficients of the electromagnetic field in spherical vector waves and the scattering matrix representation of the properties of the antenna. We derive the expansion of the MIMO channel matrix, H, in spherical vector wave modes of the electromagnetic field of the antennas as well as the propagation channel. We also introduce the channel scattering dyadic, C, with a corresponding correlation model for co and crosspolarized elements and introduce the concept of modetomode channel mapping, the Mmatrix, between the receive and transmit antenna modes. The Mmatrix maps the modes excited by the transmitting antenna to the modes exciting the receive antennas and vice versa. The covariance statistics of this Mmatrix are expressed as a function of the doubledirectional powerangular spectrum (PAS) of co and crosspolarized components of the electromagnetic field. Our approach aims at gaining insights into the physics governing the interaction between antennas and channels and it is useful for studying the performance of different antenna designs in a specified propagation channel as well as for modeling the propagation channel. It can furthermore be used to quantify the optimal properties of antennas in a given propagation channel. We illustrate the developed methodology by analyzing the interaction of a 2x2 system of slant polarized halfwavelength dipole antennas with some basic propagation channel models.


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 Alayon Glazunov, Andres, et al.
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Spherical Vector Wave Expansion of Gaussian Electromagnetic Fields for AntennaChannel Interaction Analysis
 2008

Rapport (övrigt vetenskapligt)abstract
 In this paper we introduce an approach to analyze the interaction between antennas and the propagation channel. We study both the antennas and the propagation channel by means of the spherical vector wave mode expansion of the electromagnetic field. Then we use the expansion coefficients to study some properties of general antennas in those fields by means of the antenna scattering matrix. The focus is on the spatiopolar characterization of antennas, channels and their interactions. We provide closed form expressions for the covariance of the field multimodes as function of the Power Angle Spectrum (PAS) and the channel crosspolarization ratio (XPR). A new interpretation of the Mean Effective Gains (MEG) of antennas is also provided. The maximum MEG is obtained by conjugate mode matching between the antennas and the channel; we also prove the (intuitive) results that the optimum decorrelation of the antenna signals is obtained by the excitation of orthogonal spherical vector modes.


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 Bernland, Anders, et al.
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Estimation of Spherical Wave Coefficients from 3D Positioner Channel Measurements
 2012

Rapport (övrigt vetenskapligt)abstract
 Electromagnetic vector spherical waves have been used recently to model antenna channel interaction and the available degrees of freedom in MIMO systems. However, there are no previous accounts of a method to estimate spherical wave coefficients from channel measurements. One approach, using a 3D positioner, is presented in this letter, both in theory and practice. Measurement results are presented and discussed. One conclusion is that using randomly positioned measurements within a volume is less sensitive to noise than using only measurements on the surface.


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 Bernland, Anders, et al.
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Physical limitations on the scattering of electromagnetic vector spherical waves
 2011

Ingår i: Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical.  17518113. ; 44:14, s. 145401

Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
 Understanding the interaction between electromagnetic waves and matter is vital in applications ranging from classical optics to antenna theory. This paper derives physical limitations on the scattering of electromagnetic vector spherical waves. The assumptions made are that the heterogeneous scatterer is passive, and has constitutive relations which are on convolution form in the time domain and anisotropic in the static limit. The resulting bounds limit the reflection coefficient of the modes over a frequency interval, and can thus be interpreted as limitations on the absorption of power from a single mode. They can be used within a wide range of applications, and are particularly useful for electrically small scatterers. The derivation follows a general approach to derive sum rules and physical limitations on passive systems on convolution form. The time domain versions of the vector spherical waves are used to describe the passivity of the scatterer, and a set of integral identities for Herglotz functions are applied to derive sum rules from which the physical limitations follow.


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 Bernland, Anders, et al.
(författare)

Physical limitations on the scattering of electromagnetic vector spherical waves
 2010

Rapport (övrigt vetenskapligt)abstract
 Understanding the interaction between electromagnetic waves and matter is vital in applications ranging from classical optics to antenna theory. This paper derives physical limitations on the scattering of electromagnetic vector spherical waves. The assumptions made are that the heterogeneous scatterer is passive, and has constitutive relations which are on convolution form in the time domain and anisotropic in the static limit. The resulting bounds limit the reflection coefficient of the modes over a frequency interval, and can thus be interpreted as limitations on the absorption of power from a single mode. They can be used within a wide range of applications, and are particularly useful for electrically small scatterers. The derivation follows a general approach to derive sum rules and physical limitations on passive systems on convolution form. The time domain versions of the vector spherical waves are used to describe the passivity of the scatterer, and a set of integral identities for Herglotz functions are applied to derive sum rules from which the physical limitations follow.


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 Bernland, Anders, et al.
(författare)

Sum rules and constraints on passive systems
 2010

Rapport (övrigt vetenskapligt)abstract
 A passive system is one that cannot produce energy, a property that naturally poses constraints on the system. A system on convolution form is fully described by its transfer function, and the class of Herglotz functions, holomorphic functions mapping the open upper half plane to the closed upper half plane, is closely related to the transfer functions of passive systems. Following a wellknown representation theorem, Herglotz functions can be represented by means of positive measures on the real line. This fact is exploited in this paper in order to rigorously prove a set of integral identities for Herglotz functions that relate weighted integrals of the function to its asymptotic expansions at the origin and infinity. The integral identities are the core of a general approach introduced here to derive sum rules and physical limitations on various passive physical systems. Although similar approaches have previously been applied to a wide range of specific applications, this paper is the first to deliver a general procedure together with the necessary proofs. This procedure is described thoroughly, and exemplified with examples from electromagnetic theory.

