Characteristics of MIMO-OFDM channels in indoor environments

Hajime Suzuki*, Thi Van Anh Tran, Iain B. Collings

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We present the results of multiple-input multiple-output orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (MIMO-OFDM) channel measurements. The measurements were performed in indoor environments using four transmitters and four receivers with 40 MHz bandwidth at 5.25 GHz. Our measurements reveal two-dimensional small-scale fading, and correlation between MIMO subchannels. In the line-of-sight (LoS) case, the MIMO-OFDM channel capacity is found to be strongly dependent on the local scattering environment; and much less dependent in the non-LoS (NLoS) case. Also, MIMO channel capacity is found to be largely uncorrelated over 20 MHz in NLoS, while a strong correlation is found over 40 MHz in some LoS environments. The validity of the conventional Kronecker correlation channel model is tested, along with a recently proposed joint correlation model. The effects of varying antenna element spacing are also investigated, taking into account such effects as mutual coupling, radiation efficiency, and radiation pattern.

Original languageEnglish
Article number19728
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalEurasip Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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