Chapter 12

Antennas

Learning Objectives

After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Summarize the various approaches to compensating for errors and distortions introduced by multipath fading and other wireless channel impairments

  • Understand the principle of operation of a parabolic antenna

  • Explain antenna gain

  • Discuss the principles of MIMO antennas

  • Contrast single-user and multiple-user MIMO

  • Make a presentation on the concept of beamforming

  • Explain the key characteristics of active antennas

  • Understand the distinguishing characteristics of massive MIMO

This chapter provides a survey of antenna technology. To begin, Section 12.1 provides an overview of the various approaches used to compensate for impairments. The remainder of the chapter ...

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