Enabling high performance wireless communication systems using reconfigurable antennas

T. L. Roach, Gregory Huff, J. T. Bernhard

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

7 Scopus citations


The use of multiple antenna systems (MIMO, etc.) and signal combining techniques (Maximal Ratio, Spatial, etc.) can create significant advantages in situations requiring a high degree of system agility. Furthermore, the ability to resolve coherent information channels in the context of electrically hostile environments (e.g., noise or jamming sources and complex scattering and/or multi-path environments) can be of significant importance in both logistic and battlefield environments. This work focuses on the combination of radiation reconfigurable antennas and signal processing techniques, focusing on their applications in advanced wireless communication systems and mobile or ad hoc networks. Experimental data demonstrating these concepts will be provided for a canonical structure capable of integrating multiple reconfigurable radiation antennas that have been designed to switch between broadside and endfire radiation characteristics (operating over a common impedance bandwidth). This work reveals both the possibilities and the importance of using reconfigurable radiation antennas, and gauges the potential impact on applications requiring a high degree of performance from the radiating structure(s).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMilitary Communications Conference 2006, MILCOM 2006
StatePublished - Oct 15 2007
EventMilitary Communications Conference 2006, MILCOM 2006 - Washington, D.C., United States
Duration: Oct 23 2006Oct 25 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM


OtherMilitary Communications Conference 2006, MILCOM 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington, D.C.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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