Capacity and coverage enhancements of MIMO WLANs in realistic environments

A Doufexi, EK Tameh, C Williams, AR Nix, MA Beach, A Prado-Miguelez

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Recently, there has been an explosion of growth in research on MIMO systems, but little has been published characterising performance in realistic environments. This paper quantifies the performance of MIMO WLANs in outdoor environments, and compares performance between spatial multiplexing and space time block coding processing approaches. Packet Error Rate (PER) and throughput performance results are presented under different channel conditions. A WLAN physical layer simulator employing MIMO techniques and a propagation modelling tool are combined in order to evaluate the coverage and throughput enhancements of WLANs for the 2x2 and 4x4 MIMO cases
Translated title of the contributionCapacity and coverage enhancements of MIMO WLANs in realistic environments
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2016)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Electronic)1424403553
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventInternational Conference on Communications (ICC) - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 1 Jun 2006 → …

Publication series

ISSN (Print)1550-3607


ConferenceInternational Conference on Communications (ICC)
Period1/06/06 → …

Bibliographical note

Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Name and Venue of Conference: International Conference on Communications (ICC), Istanbul, Turkey
Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Additional information: With accompanying conference presentation

Sponsorship: The authors wish to thank Ofcom for funding received under the UK Spectrum Efficiency Scheme

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  • multiplexing
  • space time block coding
  • Packet Error Rate (PER)
  • WLANs
  • MIMO


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