Why should you use a 3-beam lens antenna?

Marty_Zimmerman--thumb Martin Zimmerman April 30, 2018

Demand on cellular networks continues to increase, which in turn drives more innovation in network equipment to support that demand. For a number of years, CommScope has endorsed the capacity benefits of splitting a traditional cell site into six sectors by using twin-beam antennas. For many sites these days, that is not enough capacity. Looking ahead, the challenge for network operators only gets worse. CommScope now offers a 3-beam lens antenna to split cell sites into nine sectors, which could be part of the solution. There are added benefits in using 3-beam antennas thanks to something called tessellation. And the nature of lens antennas themselves offer unique performance benefits compared to traditional Butler-matrix models. Check out this short video to learn more.

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About the Author

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Martin Zimmerman

Marty Zimmerman is an engineering fellow and leads the antenna solutions team for base station antennas at CommScope, responsible for driving the development of next-generation antenna products based on collaborations with key customers. Other duties include managing the IP portfolio and providing technical guidance on M&A activities. Previously, Marty served as director of Engineering and senior principal antenna engineer for the same team. Prior to that, he worked as an antenna engineer for Sinclair Technologies and Analex, a NASA contractor. Marty holds 28 U.S. and numerous foreign patents in addition to having been published in several journals. He has a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from California Institute of Technology and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.