Development of a channel measurement system for Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) applications

MA Beach, DP Mcnamara, P Karlsson

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Recent investigations of Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) architectures for wireless communication have aroused much interest in their potential to achieve high spectral efficiencies. This increase in capacity is dependent upon the propagation environment exhibiting sufficient scattering. The characterisation of MIMO channels is therefore required in order to analyse the performance of such architectures in real environments. This paper describes the development of a measurement system for this application, capable of completing measurements within the coherence time of the channel. Initial results are presented which illustrate both temporal and spatial channel variations
Translated title of the contributionDevelopment of a Channel Measurement System for Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) Applications
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIST Summit 2000, Galway, Ireland
Pages497 - 501
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2000
EventIST Mobile Communications Summit - Galway, Ireland
Duration: 1 Oct 2000 → …


ConferenceIST Mobile Communications Summit
Period1/10/00 → …

Bibliographical note

Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Sponsorship: The University of Bristol gratefully acknowledges the financial contribution from both the CEC (IST SATURN project) and the UK EPSRC for their support of this work. In addition, we are extremely
grateful to HEFCE for their support in the procurement of the Medav RUSK system under JREI’98. Finally, we wish to thank all the SATURN partners for their constructive comments with respect to MIMO channel characterisation, as well as Walter Wirnitzer and Dirk Brückner of Medav GmbH for their significant help with the customisation of the channel sounder


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