Marty and ArrayComm’s Research Team Leader Goldberg wrote an article for Iowa University’s 1996 Review of Communications about how intelligent antennas work, and how they can reduce the cost of deploying a wireless network.
The article concludes:
“It is unlikely that new personal wireless systems will be built a few years from now without the use of some form of smart antenna. Smart antennas, properly applied, can substantially reduce the initial cost of such systems. Additionally, intelligent antenna systems such as SDMA can improve signal quality and increase system capacity. Most importantly, SDMA technology offers system designers the tools to create communications systems that are continually and automatically optimized.”