Temporal variation of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) channels in indoor environments

DP McNamara, MA Beach, PN Fletcher, Peter Karlsson

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The measurement and characterisation of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) channels has gained increasing attention. Previous analysis of MIMO measurements has generally focused on the evaluation of the capacity of such systems in differing locations and configurations. We present measurements made in an indoor environment at 5.2 GHz, specifically to investigate temporal channel variation. It is shown that the performance of the overall MIMO channel varies at a slower rate than the individual channels between the transmit and receive elements
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEE International Conference on Antennas and Propagation, 2001
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Pages578 - 582
ISBN (Print)0852967330
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2001

Bibliographical note

Sponsorship: The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial contribution of the UK EPSRC and the DERA for their support of this work and to HEFCE for their support in the procurement of the Medav RUSK system under JREI’98. Furthermore, we wish to thank the IST SATURN project for its financial contribution to the additional hardware required for MIMO measurements

Other identifier: IEE Conf. Publ. No. 480


  • MIMO systems
  • channel capacity
  • microwave propagation
  • indoor radio

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