Increasing Demand for Smart Antennas in Wireless Communication

A smart antenna is a multi-element antenna in which the signals that are received at each antenna element are combined and managed intelligently in order to improve the performance of the wireless system. These antennas are capable of increasing the signal range, suppressing interfering signals, combating signal fading and as a consequence increasing the capacity of a wireless system.


Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/08/2016 -- When compared to normal antennas, smart antennas offer the advantages of capacity enhancement, coverage extension, increased transmission bandwidth, reduction of multipath fading. These antennas have two basic functions, namely: estimation of direction of arrival (DOA) and beam forming. Smart antenna systems estimate the DOA of a signal by using techniques such as multiple signal classification (MUSIC), matrix pencil method or estimation of signal parameters via rotational invariance techniques (ESPRIT). Beam forming method is used for creating radiation pattern of antenna array by adding the phases of signals in the direction of desired mobiles/targets and nulling the mobiles/ targets that are undesired. By discharging these functions, smart antennas optimize their reception and/or radiation pattern automatically in response to the signal environment. The global smart antennas market has been segmented on the basis of technology, types, applications and geography. A cross sectional study of the market broadly across four major regions has also been covered under the purview of the study.

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Many factors such as increasing demand for smart antennas in wireless communication and increasing application of smart antennas in smart phones are driving the growth of overall smart antenna market. Smartphone have become a viable alternative to laptops and personal digital assistants (PDAs), offering features such as SMS and voice messages coupled with multimedia functionality, internet applications, inbuilt GPS capabilities and high data processing capabilities. Furthermore, the healthy economic growth of emerging markets such as India and China represent massive markets for the consumer electronics for their gigantic population. This in turn, is positively impacting the growth of the smart antenna market globally. Entry of new players in the emerging markets coupled with better and innovative Smart Antenna has led to the increase in competitiveness in the market. Wireless systems are an essential part for mobile communications and they are becoming more important with the growing demand. Moreover, Smart antenna systems have emerged as a promising technology for enhancing the spectrum efficiency of the present as well as future wireless communication systems by exploiting the spatial domain. Smart antennas can significantly improve the performance of wireless systems and economies for a range of potential users. for accessing information.

Wireless internet, data communication and mobile video are pushing the spectrum to its limitations. Smart antenna systems have emerged as a promising technology for enhancing the spectrum bandwidth available at present in combination it is expected to be used in t future wireless communication systems, by exploiting the spatial domain. Smart antennas can significantly improve the performance of wireless systems and economies for a range of potential users. These antennas enable the operators of cellular, personal communications services (PCS) and wireless local loop (WLL) networks to realize potential increased in signal capacity, coverage and quality. Moreover, smart antennas help two main impairments which hamper the performance of wireless communication systems, namely: multipath and co-channel interference.

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The adoption of tablets and smart phones is soaring and as people stream videos, share photos and browse the web, they are increasingly using more data over the airwaves than before. Mobile traffic across the globe is doubling each year and the exponential growth is expected to continue in the coming years. In order to expand the capacity of 4G LTE cellular networks, companies have devised all sorts of fixes, including ones involving smarter coordination and smaller cells. However, these solutions can sustain the oncoming surge in traffic only for next few years. Therefore, the development of 5G technology systems is being investigated and this technology for cellular systems is expected to be rolled out around 2020. The current status of 5G technology for cellular systems is very much in the nascent stage and companies are looking into technologies which could be used to be a part of this system.

The concepts that are being investigated and developed for the new 5G technology include pervasive networks, group cooperative relay, cognitive radio technology, wireless mesh networking and smart antennas. Smart antennas are expected be a major element in any 5G cellular system.. Smart antennasalso help to increase the overall cell capacity and limit the signal interference. Smart antennas using MIMO (multiple-input multiple-output) systems are expected to enable new spectrum for the upcoming 5G networks. Multiple transmit and receive antennas (MIMO channels) feature in smart antennas offer much higher spectral efficiency than conventional antennas. Thus in turn it increases the data rate and improves quality of wireless transmission, which is restricted by local scattering, multipath propagation and interference. Therefore, the emergence of 5G technology is expected to drive the market.

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The competitive profiling of the leading players in the global smart antenna market across four major geographic regions is also covered under the scope of the report. These include various business strategies that have been adopted by the major players and the recent developments as per the secondary data available. In order to provide a competitive insight of global smart antenna market, the market attractive analysis has been provided in the report.

A comprehensive analysis of market dynamics that include the market drivers, restraints and opportunities is included under the purview of the study. Market dynamics are the distinct factors which exert an influence on the growth of a particular market and therefore help in studying the current trends of the global market. Thus, this report offers an inclusive study of the global smart antenna market, along with providing the forecast of the market for the period from 2015 to 2023.

Key players profiled in this report include Cobham Antenna Systems(Suffolk, United Kingdom), Intel Corp.( Santa Clara, California, United States), Samsung Electronics CoLtd. ( Seoul, South Korea), ArrayComm LLC ( California, United States), Alcatel-Lucent International Holdings Inc.( Paris, France), Motorola Solutions Inc.( Illinois, the U.S.), Broadcom Corp(Irvine, the U.S.), California Amplifier Inc.( Oxnard, United States), Accel Networks LLC(St. Petersburg, United States ) and Jiashan Jinchang Electronics Co., Ltd (Zhejiang, China) among others.

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