In order to evaluate the performance of third-generation mobile communication systems, radio channel models are required. The models should be capable of handling nonstationary scenarios with dynamic evolution of multipath. 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 include the nonstationary characteristics of the channel. In an attempt to solve these problems, this paper presents a new stochastic spatio-temporal propagation model. The model is a combination of the geometrically-based single reflection and the Gaussian wide-sense stationary uncorrelated scattering 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 to support these features. The input parameters of the model are based on results from measurement campaigns published in the open literature.
|Translated title of the contribution
|A new stochastic spatio-temporal propagation model (SSTPM) for mobile communications with antenna arrays
|855 - 862
|Number of pages
|IEEE Transactions on Communications
|Published - May 2001
Bibliographical notePublisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Rose publication type: Journal article
Sponsorship: The authors wish to thank Fujitsu Europe Telecom R&D Centre Ltd. for sponsoring the work presented in this paper.
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- antenna arrays
- radio channel model
- wireless communications