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Optimum BWA scenario for beam switched antennas

Target Broadband Wireless communications at mmwave e/o multi frequency.

In order to realize flexible wireless access having high channel capacity, innovative versatile antennas are necessary, having the following characteristics:
- Broadband e/o multi – frequency.

- Multi-beams e/o reconfigurable, allowing the re-configuration depending upon traffic needs and faults.

- Capable to be adapted at surfaces of pre-assigned geometry in order to reduce impacts on the environment.

- Without retro radiation.

- Easy to be installed.

- Able to respect constraints on the radiating behaviour in the near zone (EMC and radiation pattern alteration).

Antenna systems based on optical beamforming technologies, developed within Obanet project, meet almost above requirements, its potential usage is envisaged for arrays for LMDS or point-to-multipoint FSO transmitters.

More information on the OBANET project can be found on the project’s website: http://ist-obanet.upv.es/ .

Reported by

Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
Campus del camino de Vera, s/n
46022 Valencia
Spain