A macrocellular radio channel model for smart antenna tracking algorithms

RJ Piechocki, G Tsoulos

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In order to evaluate the performance of third generation wideband mobile communication systems, radio channel models capable of handling non-stationary scenarios with dynamic evolution of multipaths are required, since stationary models with fixed number of paths and delay information will produce over-optimistic results. In this context and due to the introduction of advanced antenna systems to exploit the spatial domain, a further expansion is needed in order to also include the non-stationary spatial characteristics of the channel. In an attempt to solve these problems, this paper present a new stochastic spatio-temporal propagation model. The model is a combination of the geometrically based single reflection (GBSR) and the Gaussian wide sense stationary uncorrelated scattering (GWSSUS) models, and is further enhanced in order to be able to handle nonstationary scenarios. The probability density functions of the number of multipath components, the scatterers' lifetime and the angle of arrival are calculated for this reason
Translated title of the contributionA macrocellular radio channel model for smart antenna tracking algorithms
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 49th Vehicular Technology Conference, 1999 (VTC-Spring 1999)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1754 - 1758
ISBN (Print)0-7803-5565-2
Publication statusPublished - May 1999
Event49th Vehicular Technology Conference 1999 (VTC 1999-Spring) - Houston, United States
Duration: 1 May 1999 → …

Publication series

ISSN (Print)1090-3038


Conference49th Vehicular Technology Conference 1999 (VTC 1999-Spring)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Period1/05/99 → …

Bibliographical note

ISBN: 0780354354
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Name and Venue of Conference: Vehicular Technology Conference, 1999 (VTC-Spring 1999), Houston, USA
Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Sponsorship: The authors wish to thank Fujitsu Europe Telecom R&D Centre Ltd. for sponsoring the work presented in this paper and also acknowledge guiidance provided by Prof.

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  • cellular radio
  • multipath channels
  • adaptive antenna arrays
  • radiowave propagation


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