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A Distributed Massive MIMO Testbed to Assess Real-World Performance and Feasibility

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring)
Subtitle of host publication2015 IEEE 81st
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages2
DatePublished - 11 May 2015
Event81st IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2015 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 May 201514 May 2015

Publication series

NameVehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring), 2015 IEEE 81st
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Conference81st IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2015
CountryUnited Kingdom


This paper introduces a novel 128-element sub-6 GHz Massive MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) testbed being developed by the University of Bristol in collaboration with National Instruments and Lund University as part of the BIO (Bristol is Open) city testbed. Distributed Massive MIMO systems avoid large single-piece antenna facets and their associated windage problems and also offer greater spatial diversity, but node synchronization and phase alignment becomes more challenging. Simulated network performance of a co-located 128-element 3D Multi-User MIMO system at a possible test site in Bristol are presented based on our 3D channel propagation model.

    Research areas

  • MIMO, BIO, 5G, Prototype, Testbed


81st IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2015

Duration11 May 201514 May 2015
CountryUnited Kingdom

Event: Conference

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