Semi-Analytical Model of the Rician K-Factor
Journal article, 2020

The analysis of the performance of 5G wireless communication systems employing Massive MIMO at millimeter-wave frequencies is of great practical relevance. Of special relevance are the signal fluctuations. In the present paper, we introduce a semi-analytical model for a generic scattering environment by using randomly distributed resonant scatterers to investigate the impact of the size of the scattering environment, the scatterer density, and the number of scatterers on the signal variability in terms of the Rician K-factor as a function of frequency. We further present an investigation of the impact of scattering on the frequency dependence of the signal fading statistics in the 500 MHz–100 GHz band. The simplified model is also verified against full-wave simulation using the Method of Moments (MoM).

Propagation

Antennas

Ricean K-factor

Fading

Scattering

Author

Andres Alayon Glazunov

University of Twente

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication and Antenna Systems, Antennas

Aidin Razavi

Ericsson

Rob Maaskant

Eindhoven University of Technology

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication and Antenna Systems

Jian Yang

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication and Antenna Systems, Antennas

Radio Science

0048-6604 (ISSN)

Vol. 55 11 e2020RS007099

Subject Categories

Telecommunications

Signal Processing

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1029/2020RS007099

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12/4/2020