Aperiodic Switched Array for Line-of-Sight MIMO Backhauling
Journal article, 2018

A switchable aperiodic array solution is proposed to increase the minimum channel capacity of a multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) backhauling system over an extended line-of-sight communication range. The objective is to propose a low-complexity design solution that is cost-effective in regard to the manufacturing, installation, and its design process. It is shown that by adding only one switch and one auxiliary antenna per base station, a 4 × 4 MIMO system can be realized that is capable of minimizing the capacity loss that both regular and aperiodic arrays suffer from as a function of the link distance.

sparse array

multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO)

line-of-sight (LoS)

reconfigurable antenna

Aperiodic array

switched antenna

Author

Carlo Bencivenni

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication and Antenna Systems, Antennas

Mikael Coldrey

Ericsson AB

Rob Maaskant

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication and Antenna Systems, Communication Systems

Marianna Ivashina

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication and Antenna Systems, Antennas

IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters

1536-1225 (ISSN)

Vol. 17 9 1712-1716 8430512

Subject Categories

Telecommunications

Communication Systems

Signal Processing

DOI

10.1109/LAWP.2018.2864552

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11/19/2018