An MRA is a single-element antenna with the capability of dynamically changing all of the antenna properties; frequency of operation, radiation pattern (beam steering and beam shaping) and sense of polarization. Click here to read more about the MRAs.
→ A single antenna with the capabilities of today's antenna arrays
High-speed and reliable wireless connectivity with sufficient capacity is a critical component of today’s networking and communication environments. With the proliferation of smart devices such as phones, tablets, and notebooks, the ability to connect to the internet anytime, anywhere has become a necessity.
The adoption of smart / adaptive antenna techniques in future wireless systems is expected to have a significant impact on the efficient use of the spectrum, the minimization of the cost of establishing new wireless networks, the optimization of service quality, and realization of transparent operation across multi technology wireless communication environments.
Multifunctional Reconfigurable Antenna (MRA) technology developed by i5 Technologies, Inc. overcomes the limitations of legacy antennas. With the innovative MRA technology, a single MRA module can dynamically change the antenna properties in frequency, radiation pattern, and polarization that a multiple radio-access-technology calls for. More importantly, dynamically reconfigurable antenna properties of MRA can be jointly optimized with adaptive signal processing parameters. This, in turn, results in superior system level performances, such as higher gain and reduced interference with significantly lower cost and size, compared to the currently deployed legacy antenna systems.