Ray based multipath simulation tool for studying convergence and estimating ergodic capacity and diversity gain for antennas with given far-field functions
Paper in proceedings, 2010

We propose that the rich isotropic multipath environment should be a reference environment for OTA (over-the-air) characterization of wireless stations for use in multipath, in the same way as the anechoic environment is a reference environment for antennas mounted on masts and rooftops. The rich isotropic multipath environment is emulated by a well designed reverberation chamber, but also by a spherical array of probes in an anechoic chamber. The present paper describes a ray-based simulation tool, ViRM-Lab, which enables users to study the performance of arbitrary user-defined multiport antenna located in user-specified multipath environment. The antennas are defined by their far-field functions of the embedded element (with the other ports matched-load terminated). The environment can be determined by its Angle-of-Arrival (AoA) distribution, richness, and polarization balance. The code is made in such a way that the convergence of the cumulative distribution function (CDF) received on all ports can be studied, as well as the convergence of the statistical expectations when estimating the ergodic Shannon capacity and diversity gain.

Author

Ulf Carlberg

SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB

Jan Carlsson

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Antennas

Ahmed Hussain

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Antennas

Per-Simon Kildal

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Antennas

20th International Conference on Applied Electromagnetics and Communications, Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 2010

5729694

Subject Categories

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

ISBN

978-953603758-2

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