We show that properly designed mantle cloaks, consisting of patterned metallic sheets placed around cylindrical monopoles, allow tightly packing the same antennas together in a highly dense telecommunication platform. Our experimental demonstration is applied to the relevant example of two cylindrical monopole radiators operating for 3G and 4G mobile communications. The two antennas are placed in close proximity, separated by 1/10 of the shorter operational wavelength, and, after cloaking, are shown to remarkably operate as if isolated in free-space. This result paves the way to unprecedented co-siting strategies for multiple antennas handling different services and installed in overcrowded platforms, such as communication towers, satellite payloads, aircrafts, or ship trees. More broadly, this work presents a significant application of cloaking technology to improve the efficiency of modern communication systems.
|Titolo:||Mantle cloaking for co-site radio-frequency antennas|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Citazione:||Monti, A., Soric, J., Barbuto, M., Ramaccia, D., Vellucci, S., Trotta, F., et al. (2016). Mantle cloaking for co-site radio-frequency antennas. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 108(11), 113502.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|