Diversity Gains in Random Line-Of-Sight and Rich Isotropic Multipath Environment
Paper i proceeding, 2012

Antenna diversity gain for theoretical as well as measured antennas is studied in two extreme environments, the rich isotropic multipath environment (RIMP) and the random line-of-sight environment. The RIMP diversity gain was previously defined based on improved fading performance, here we equivalently consider it as a metric for the cumulative improvement of the 1% worst users randomly distributed in the RIMP environment. Similarly, we consider the diversity gain in the random line-of-sight environment to be the performance improvement of the 1% of the users which receives the weakest signal relative to a theoretical Rayleigh distribution of the signal levels among the users. The random line-of-sight environment is regarded as being caused by the statistics of an ensemble of users (or terminals) with arbitrary 3D orientations.


Jan Carlsson

Chalmers, Signaler och system, Kommunikations- och antennsystem, Antennsystem

Ulf Carlberg

SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB

Per-Simon Kildal

Chalmers, Signaler och system, Kommunikations- och antennsystem, Antennsystem

2012 Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference (LAPC), Lough-borough, England, 12-13 Nov., 2012



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