Effects of coupling and overspeeding on performance of predictor antenna systems in wireless moving relays
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2019
Using predictor antenna systems for modern wireless moving relays and base stations on top of vehicles such as buses, trains etc. proves to be a reliable approach for collecting channel state information to such fast moving nodes. Recently, it has been shown that coupling between different ports of a multiport antenna system used as a part of a predictor system can reduce the prediction performance. In this study, by integrating position and velocity vectors in the channel covariance matrix as seen at the antenna ports in a rich multipath environment, the authors quantify the impact of antenna coupling on prediction performance. Moreover, practically these predictor systems are designed for a certain target velocity. They further quantify the adverse effect of velocities, different from the target velocity, on prediction performance. In case open-circuit decoupling is necessary, the sensitivity of the predictor antenna system performance with respect to the accuracy of the input network parameters is disclosed.