MIMO-a solution for advanced wireless access?

MA Beach, DP McNamara, PN Fletcher, Peter Karlsson

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The application of smart antenna technology to wireless communication systems has attracted considerable attention over the last decade or so, as a means of capacity enhancement. Here, the application of space-time processing using a single antenna array at the base-station has been considered in order to obtain interference reduction (both co-channel and multipath) as well as range extension. The application of dual antenna array architectures to create multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) configurations, has attracted considerable interest both within academia and industry as a means of providing significant capacity gains over conventional array-based enhancement methods. This paper provides an introduction to these MIMO communication systems and explains how such capacity gains can be achieved using this technology
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEE International Conference on Antennas and Propagation, 2001
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Pages231 - 235
ISBN (Print)0852967330
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2001

Bibliographical note

Sponsorship: The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the UK EPSRC, DERA and the CEC IST SATURN project in conjunction with the preparation of this paper

Other identifier: IEE Conf. Publ. No. 480


  • MIMO systems
  • space-time adaptive processing
  • channel capacity
  • array signal processing
  • adaptive antenna arrays


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