Antenna Measurements in Reverberation Chamber Using USRP
Journal article, 2016

This paper shows that a universal software radio peripheral (USRP) can be used to measure the complete passive over-the-air (OTA) performance of multipart antennas for multiple-input multiple output (MIMO) systems. The passive MIMO OTA measurements are performed in a reverberation chamber using the USRP as a measurement instrument. The total embedded radiation efficiencies, the correlation, and the resulting diversity gain are extracted from transmission measurements only. These are in good agreement with S-parameter measurements (both transmission and reflection) obtained with a vector network analyzer (VNA). The proposed measurement approach involving USRPs provide an economical alternative to these type of measurements as compared to high-end equipment.

diversity gain

Correlation coefficient

multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO)

efficiency

over-the-air

Author

Ahmed Hussain

Samsung

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Kommunikationssystem, informationsteori och antenner, Antennas

Andres Alayon Glazunov

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Kommunikationssystem, informationsteori och antenner, Antennas

Bjarni Thor Einarsson

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Kommunikationssystem, informationsteori och antenner, Antennas

Per-Simon Kildal

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Kommunikationssystem, informationsteori och antenner, Antennas

IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation

0018-926X (ISSN)

Vol. 64 3 1152-1157 7383242

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Telecommunications

DOI

10.1109/tap.2016.2518211

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