Picture of wind turbine against blue sky

Open Access research with a real impact...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs.

The Energy Systems Research Unit (ESRU) within Strathclyde's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is producing Open Access research that can help society deploy and optimise renewable energy systems, such as wind turbine technology.

Explore wind turbine research in Strathprints

Explore all of Strathclyde's Open Access research content

Effect of antenna height and polarisation on short wireless links

Darbari, Faisal and Sasloglou, Konstantinos and Stewart, R.W. and Glover, I.A. and Andonovic, I. (2008) Effect of antenna height and polarisation on short wireless links. In: 16th European Signal Processing Conference, 2008-08-25 - 2008-08-29. (Unpublished)

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

A characterization of the short range (< 100 cm) narrowband wireless channel is presented, appropriate to a dense network of wireless transceivers operating in the 2.4 GHz ISM band. Transmission loss measurements have been made in vertical and horizontal polarisations using rectaxial antennas for a range of antenna heights and separation distances. A preliminary interpretation of the results suggests that surface wave propagation may be significant for short wireless links such as might be used in sensor network applications.