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The angular correlation of received fields in multipath environments is studied. The focus is put on two-dimensional (2-D) cases, and the frequently used uncorrelated scattering assumption is tested through full-wave Monte Carlo simulations. The results show that this assumption is valid for the discrete finite spectra of the received waves when the scattering objects in the environments are distributed in complete randomness, either when they are surrounding the transmit/receive regions or in clusters away from them. The correlation among wave components from different angles increases only when the randomness of the scatterer deployment is reduced.
Date of Publication: July 2009