Communications

Sector panel antennas provide spatial diversity

26th October 2016
Alice Matthews
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Three sector panel antennas have been added to Southwest Antennas' existing line of MIMO antenna products. These MIMO antennas are available in either three-port or four-port configurations for compatibility with a wide variety of MIMO radio systems currently on the market. 

The focused sectorial radiation pattern is useful for directional communication needs and focusing MIMO network coverage in a specific area. These antenna provide superior polarisation and spatial diversity for MIMO applications by orienting the antenna elements inside the radome at 45° left/right slant polarisation. Additionally, the three port antenna features one vertically polarised antenna element to complement the two 45° left/right slant polarised elements. These polarisation schemes offer users of MIMO radio systems better RF link capability and data/voice throughput versus standard vertically polarised antennas in congested RF environments.

Each antenna features a durable UV-resistant white kydex radome, making them suitable for extended outdoor installation and allows for integration next to other wireless infrastructure antennas without drawing attention. Mounting solutions are available for long-term or short-term/event installation, and include optional suction cup, pole mounts, or wall mount kits.

The three MIMO sector panels include the following three part numbers:

  • Part # 1055-338 is a 1.4 – 1.7 GHz four-port MIMO panel designed for use with 4x4 MIMO radio systems and offers 9.8dBi of peak gain. This antenna features 45° slant left/slant right polarisation, with 64° horizontal and vertical beamwidth.
  • Part # 1055-334 is a 1.7 – 2.5 GHz four-port MIMO panel designed for use with 4x4 MIMO radio systems and offers 9.8dBi of peak gain. This antenna features 45° slant left/slant right polarisation, with 64° horizontal and vertical beamwidth.
  • Part # 1055-327 is a 1.7 – 2.5 GHz three-port MIMO panel designed for use with 3x3 MIMO radio systems and offers 9.7dBi of peak gain. In addition to two 45° slant left/slant right polarised elements, a third port is connected to a vertically polarised element. This antenna features 67° horizontal and vertical beamwidth.

These antennas join Southwest Antennas’ existing selection of MIMO antennas for use on hand held or body worn tactical radio systems, vehicle installed radio systems, or fixed site infrastructure.

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