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Looking for a dual band 3x3 MIMO antenna with 30 degress or less

Hello Airheads,

 

I'm looking for a dual band 3x3 MIMO antenna to use with the AP-224 in a VHD environment. I'm looking for options with 30 degress or close to it. Could you please recommend the manufacturer and model for it?

Aruba provides a 60 degree option but I need less degrees.

 

Thank you,

Leonardo

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Re: Looking for a dual band 3x3 MIMO antenna with 30 degress or less

Do you need it for client access or mesh back haul?
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Re: Looking for a dual band 3x3 MIMO antenna with 30 degress or less

It's for client access

Re: Looking for a dual band 3x3 MIMO antenna with 30 degress or less

Aruba doesn't produce a 30deg x 30deg dual band antenna. The closest option is a dual-band 60deg. If you want to share your setup and requirements, I might have more information to offer, just let us know. 

Jerrod Howard
Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer
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Re: Looking for a dual band 3x3 MIMO antenna with 30 degress or less

The requirement is to maximize the number of cells in overhead coverage environment. About 15 meters high, 75 x 50 m area. I need about 35 cells and 2.4GHz is a must.

Re: Looking for a dual band 3x3 MIMO antenna with 30 degress or less

What AP model are you planning to use? If the AP-228, then you can use separate 2.4 and 5Ghz antennas since those antenna connectors are not diplexed. However, using your numbers, to generate a cell for an approx 75x50m area at 15m AGL, 30deg would not be enough beamwidth, you would need ~60-90 deg min.

 

Assume radius of 35m (to cover approx 70x70 for easy math), at 15m height, drawing a right triangle, that angle at the top would be approx 60deg, for a 120deg beamwidth need. Using a 60deg or 90deg antenna would be determined by your spacing/overlap ratio plans. But 30deg seems kind of narrow for such a small cell at such a short height. A 30deg antenna aimed straight down at 15m elevation would give a coverage of 4m radius or 8m diameter. That's too small.

Jerrod Howard
Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer
Occasional Contributor II

Re: Looking for a dual band 3x3 MIMO antenna with 30 degress or less

AP-224, I do not need one big cell. For the amount of users in this space I planned 35 micro cells, that's the reason for the 30 deg bw antenna.
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Re: Looking for a dual band 3x3 MIMO antenna with 30 degress or less

Re: Looking for a dual band 3x3 MIMO antenna with 30 degress or less

35 cells in a 50x75m area? Makes more sense...

Just note that Aruba doesn't support the use of 3rd party antennas (we can't validate their radio and RF characteristics), so this would be a use at your own risk kind of antenna solution for the 224 and warrants testing. Unfortunately, Aruba as a vendor doesn't make RP-SMA-based 30deg dual band high gain antennas.

Jerrod Howard
Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer
Occasional Contributor II

Re: Looking for a dual band 3x3 MIMO antenna with 30 degress or less

I have a similar scenario.

A few 200 person seating sections, sitting 35.5 feet high at the center of the section, angled about 40 degrees. Antenna is 55 feet high, giving a 19.5 height in relation to the seating sections. 30x30 degree antenna would give me about a 39ft fresnel at the seats.  The ANT-4x4-5314 would cover me for 5Ghz, but i haven't a solution for the 2.4. A 3x3 version of the ANT-2x2-2314 would be a good fit. But this will only work using an AP-228. Since there is no 30x30 degree RP-SMA antenna it seems I cannot use the AP-224. With a 30x30 degree I was going to use 2 APs per section.

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