Feasibility Study of Quasi-Optical MIMO Antennas for Radiative Near-Field Links
Llombart, Nuria (TU Delft Tera-Hertz Sensing)
Dabironezare, Shahab Oddin (TU Delft Tera-Hertz Sensing)
This article presents a feasibility study of single feed per beam quasi-optical (QO) antennas for enabling incoherent multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) array front-end architectures at 270 GHz. The objective is to reach ultrafast and radiated energy efficient point-to-point (PtP) wireless links by exploiting the multimode capacity of radiative (Fresnel region) near-field links. In this article, we present a feasibility study of the number of independent links achievable with QO MIMO incoherent arrays. For this purpose, we present theoretical curves of the level of EM co-coupling and interference between the multiple modes versus the link distance. The study focuses at the 252-325 GHz spectral bandwidth defined by the new IEEE 802.15.3d standard. A specific and new MIMO array architecture operating at 270 GHz based on a 2 × 2 array of parabolic reflectors is proposed for a link distance of 100 m. The proposed PtP MIMO system is capable of generating 16 dual-polarized modes in a 70 GHz bandwidth with signal-to-interference ratio >17 dB and a power co-coupling coefficient of -3 dB without the need for interference cancelation techniques. Combining this architecture with wideband front ends could potentially lead to an aggregated data rate in the order of terabit per second in a PtP wireless line-of-sight link, not previously achieved experimentally to the best of authors' knowledge.
Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO)
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IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 70 (8), 7073-7083
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