Modern airports are bustling centers of communications, with an increasing number of people using mobile devices on the go and expecting anytime, anywhere connectivity. Further taxing wireless networks are airport facilities workers and public safety activities. What makes that communication so challenging is the airport’s large coverage area and high-capacity requirements. Such issues make providing adequate coverage and capacity for all users an elusive goal. That’s exactly the challenge YYC Calgary International Airport faced when it began building its new international terminal. The airport had virtually no commercial or public safety coverage from the macro, and as a result, the new international terminal faced both coverage and capacity issues.
In this work, a high-gain broadband printed Yagi directional antenna for applications in ISM bands (686 and 915 MHz) is presented. The proposed antenna was designed to be implemented in a wireless system, devoted to water and wastewater level and underground flow measurements.
This paper describes the effects of various quality variables on microwave antenna performance, and provides insight into the long-term consequences of using a low-cost/ poor-quality antenna. It demonstrates the effect of operators’ preference for low-cost antennas without considering the total cost of ownership, as well as possible ill effects on their quality of service.
This application note presents a new predictive capability for simulating massive MIMO antennas and beamforming in dense urban propagation environments. Wireless InSite MIMO predicts the complex channel matrix for mobile devices within a small cell. Beamforming techniques are used to display the actual physical beams and evaluate signal power and interference, including pilot contamination distortion.
MWC Americas -- Movandi, a venture-backed startup with a mission to revolutionize millimeter wave networks, today announced BeamX technology, a scalable RF front-end system solution.
Mobile World Congress 2017 – Ethertronics, the leader in ultra-high performance smart antenna system solutions, announced today the industry first complete plug and play LoRa module for Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) connectivity.
Ethertronics, the leader in ultra-high performance smart antenna system solutions, recently announced two new Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) smart antennas to enhance connected car antenna performance, reliability and range at Electronica, November 8-11 in Munich, Germany.
Quad Industries, Agfa, imec and TNO announced recently that they have demonstrated a plastic 12-bit RFID tag and read-out system with screen-printed circuitry.
Eastern OptX announced the Model 1200 low-loss ground-to-antenna tower top system at IMS 2017 recently.
Pharad, a leading supplier and manufacturer of small covert antennas for public safety and military applications, has developed a comprehensive line of covert shark fin antennas for stealthy installation on passenger vehicles and SUVs.
Kymeta, the company delivering on the promise of global, mobile connectivity and TECOM, a Smiths Microwave brand and a leader in innovative design and manufacturing of high-performance antenna systems, today announced a Partner Development Program Agreement for the aviation market. Under the terms of the agreement, TECOM will incorporate Kymeta® mTenna® technology into an aviation grade terminal to demonstrate connectivity to a Ku-band satellite.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee astronomer David Kaplan and colleagues have begun a radio search for the magnetic fields of planets orbiting distant stars. By Greg Walz-Chojnacki