Smart antennas

Cugnini, Aldo
March 2008
Broadcast Engineering (World Edition);Mar2008, Vol. 50 Issue 3, p26
The article focuses on the advantage of smart antennas. Originally designed for military purposes, smart antennas are being used by mobile phone base stations and for digital television as of March 2008. According to the author, these antennas offer convenience by automatically getting the best reception for any particular broadcast or station without physical adjustments. The antenna displays a significant advantage over mini yagi and the set-top UHF loop/VHF rod antenna combination.


Related Articles

  • High-power antennas. Markley, Don // Broadcast Engineering;Feb2004, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p48 

    Focuses on the use of high-power antennas on digital television for higher transmission output. Variation in an antenna's radiation pattern; Advantages of big high-priced antennas; Benefits of high-power antennas.

  • 15 YEARS OF . . . GOING DIGITAL.  // Popular Science;Dec2002, Vol. 261 Issue 6, p48 

    Highlights the emergence and evolution of several electronic devices. Compact disc recorder from Pioneer in 1988; Digital cellular phones from Ericsson in 1992; Digital satellite television from RCA in 1994.

  • Wideband monopole antenna for DTV/GSM operation in the mobile phone. Cheng-Tse Lee; Kin-Lu Wong; Yuan-Chih Lin // Microwave & Optical Technology Letters;Mar2008, Vol. 50 Issue 3, p801 

    A wideband monopole antenna comprising a narrow radiating strip of length 120 mm and a simple internal matching portion for mobile phone application is presented. The monopole antenna can generate a wide operating band to cover the DTV reception in the UHF frequency band (470–862 MHz) and...

  • Directional antenna systems. MARKLEY, DON // Broadcast Engineering;Jan1999, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p68 

    Presents information on directional antennas. Details on textbooks on directional antennas; Directional patterns for ultrahigh frequency antennas; Problem for broadcasters who are trying to implement digital television.

  • Antennas revisited. Markley, Don // Broadcast Engineering;Oct2000, Vol. 42 Issue 11, p68 

    Looks at trends in antennas used in digital television (DTV). Slot antennas; Problems with multiple user panel antennas in multistation applications; Antennas used with the onset of DTV.

  • Analog vs. digital? For much of the rez, it may not matter. Patterson, Jan-Michael // Navajo Times;6/11/2009, Vol. 48 Issue 23, pA1 

    The article reports on the deadline for the U.S. television broadcasters to go digital on June 13, 2009. It notes the advise from local satellite installer T.J. Bitsie of World Link company stating that one should make sure that there will be Digital TV (DTV) signals in the area before...

  • Another visit to antenna measurements. Markley, Don // Broadcast Engineering;Nov2003, Vol. 45 Issue 11, p48 

    Reports on antenna measurements in television broadcasting. Use of gating techniques; Preliminary precautions; Return loss of digital television.

  • THE FUZZ-FREE TV ANTENNA. LaGesse, David // U.S. News & World Report;12/26/2005-1/2/06, Vol. 139 Issue 24, p82 

    The article mentions that few people are aware they can get extra-sharp digital broadcast television signals with an old fashioned antenna. All that is needed is an external box called a digital tuner that decodes the new signals simulcast now by most stations. Offers information on a model from...

  • Antennas Advance Into The Digital Age. Malester, Jeff // TWICE: This Week in Consumer Electronics;8/8/2005, Vol. 20 Issue 16, p48 

    This article focuses on new trends in digital antennas, as of August 2005. With the new U.S. Federal Communications Commission mandate to include digital TV tuners in 50 percent of all televisions measuring 25 inches to 35 inches, and 100 percent in sets 36 inches and up, the demand for antennas...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics