New technique to combat multipath fading in wireless networks

G. W. Webb, I. V. Minin, Oleg V. Minin

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

6 Citations (Scopus)


Mobile wireless networks of the future will be expected to function in highly diverse environments from dense foliage to dense urban settings. Under these conditions, the phenomenon of multipath fading will be a problem. Here we describe a new technique to eliminate multipath fading in such wireless networks. Our technique is based on a free parameter in the design of Fresnel zone plate antennas, a type of reference phase. The technique exploits our ability to control relative phase between desired signals arriving in the antenna beam and of undesired multipath signals coming from outside of the beam direction. By control over relative phase, we can reduce the degree of fading to arbitrarily small values.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWireless Sensing and Processing
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventWireless Sensing and Processing - Kissimmee, FL, United States
Duration: 17 Apr 200618 Apr 2006


ConferenceWireless Sensing and Processing
CountryUnited States
CityKissimmee, FL


  • Antennas
  • Fading
  • Interference
  • Multipath
  • Phase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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