Performance simulation of a 5G hybrid beamforming millimeter-wave system
Paper in proceedings, 2020

Millimeter-wave systems are the next step to increase the data rate of 5G mobile communication networks. Hybrid analog-digital beamforming is one of the core technologies to enable millimeter-wave communication. Both the theoretical basics and the hardware design have been investigated in recent years. Current research projects like the European SERENA project strive to develop platforms to demonstrate the performance gain of complete systems. We present a simulation based analysis of a planned proof-of-concept system to evaluate the influence of design decisions and hardware impairments. We use a geometry-based stochastic channel simulator and simulate both certain hardware aspects and signal processing parts. We focus on the signal processing parts directly related to the hybrid architecture used for multi user MIMO precoding like the initial link acquisition and the data precoding. We use our own state-of-the-art algorithms for these parts.

Author

Thomas Kühne

Technische Universität Berlin

Xiaoshen Song

Technische Universität Berlin

Giuseppe Caire

Technische Universität Berlin

Kimmo Rasilainen

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics, Microwave Electronics

Thi Huyen Le

Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration - IZM

Marco Rossi

Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration - IZM

Ivan Ndip

Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration - IZM

Christian Fager

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

WSA 2020 - 24th International ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas

164994

24th International ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas
Hamburg, Germany,

gan-on-Silicon Efficient mm-wave euRopean systEm iNtegration plAtform (SERENA)

European Commission (EC), 2018-01-01 -- 2020-12-31.

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Signal Processing

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