MIMO Channel Capacity Gains in mm-Wave LOS Systems with Irregular Sparse Array Antennas
Paper i proceeding, 2017

This paper investigates potential advantages of linear irregular sparse antenna arrays over their regular counterparts in a mm-wave line-of-sight (LOS) multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) scenario. The comparison is based on numerical computations of MIMO eigenvalues of the corresponding channel matrices and the resulting channel capacity. Identical linear antenna arrays are assumed at the transmitter and the receiver sides. The compared regular and irregular arrays have an equal aperture length. Mutual coupling between elements within an array is assumed negligible due to the array sparsity. A 4×4 MIMO channel is studied, where we change the position of the two inner elements to obtain irregularly spaced arrays. It is shown that for some specific distances between TX and RX, the irregular array distribution can significantly improve the channel capacity in LOS. This observation opts for reconfigurable array designs.

5G

LOS multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO)

Channel capacity

Irregular array

Författare

Navid Amani

Chalmers, Signaler och system, Kommunikationssystem, informationsteori och antenner, Antennsystem

Carlo Bencivenni

Chalmers, Signaler och system, Kommunikationssystem, informationsteori och antenner, Antennsystem

Andres Alayon Glazunov

Chalmers, Signaler och system, Kommunikationssystem, informationsteori och antenner, Antennsystem

Marianna Ivashina

Chalmers, Signaler och system, Kommunikationssystem, informationsteori och antenner, Antennsystem

Rob Maaskant

Chalmers, Signaler och system, Kommunikationssystem, informationsteori och antenner, Kommunikationssystem

APWC 2017

Styrkeområden

Informations- och kommunikationsteknik

Ämneskategorier

Telekommunikation

DOI

10.1109/APWC.2017.8062297