Second order statistics of NLOS indoor MIMO channels based on 5.2 GHz measurements

K Yu, M Bengtsson, B Ottersten, DP Mcnamara, PB Karlsson, MA Beach

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Herein, results from measurements conducted by the University of Bristol are presented. The channel characteristics of multiple input multiple output (MIMO) indoor systems at 5.2 GHz are studied. Our investigation shows that the envelope of the channel for non-line-of-sight (NLOS) indoor situations are approximately Rayleigh distributed and consequently we focus on a statistical description of the first and second order moments of the narrowband MIMO channel. Furthermore, it is shown that for NLOS indoor scenarios, the MIMO channel covariance matrix can be well approximated by a Kronecker product of the covariance matrices describing the correlation at the transmitter and receiver side respectively. A statistical narrowband model for the NLOS indoor MIMO channel based on this covariance structure is presented.
Translated title of the contributionSecond Order Statistics of NLOS Indoor MIMO Channels Based on 5.2 GHz Measurements
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Globecom 2001
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages156 - 160
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0780372069
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2001
EventGlobal Telecommunications Conference, 2001 (GLOBECOM '01) - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: 1 Nov 2001 → …


ConferenceGlobal Telecommunications Conference, 2001 (GLOBECOM '01)
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period1/11/01 → …

Bibliographical note

Other: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Sponsorship: This work is conducted in part within SATURN (Smart Antenna Technology in Universal Broadband Wireless Networks) funded by the EU IST program.

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  • MIMO systems
  • Rayleigh channels
  • indoor radio
  • microwave propagation

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