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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 986514, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/986514
Research Article

Mode-Stirred Chamber Sample Selection Technique Applied to Antenna Correlation Coefficient

1Electronics Department, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, Box 857, 501 15 Borås, Sweden
2Departamento de Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicaciones, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, 30202 Cartagena, Spain

Received 29 November 2011; Accepted 9 January 2012

Academic Editor: David A. Sanchez-Hernandez

Copyright © 2012 Paul Hallbjörner et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Mode-stirred chambers provide an excellent tool for antenna characterization. Recent research has focused on making the mode-stirred chamber technique more versatile. One result of these efforts is the sample selection technique, by which a subset of data with specific properties is extracted from a measured set of raw data. This paper presents how to apply the sample selection technique to measurements of the correlation coefficient in dual antenna measurements, for example, for diversity or MIMO applications. Theoretical background and useful mathematical relations are presented. The application is verified through measurements.