Large-scale multiple antenna fixed wireless systems for rural areas

Hajime Suzuki*, Iain B. Collings, Douglas Hayman, Joseph Pathikulangara, Zhuo Chen, Rodney Kendall

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Abstract

Multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (MU-MIMO) has a potential to realize cost effective high data rate internet access to the homes in rural areas. We propose the novel Ngara Access system where the central access point (AP) is equipped with a uniform circular array (UCA) installed on a high tower while each UT is equipped with a directional antenna free of clutter, providing predominantly line-of-sight (LoS) channel environment. Using a three dimensional geometric optics based channel model, we provide bit error probability simulation results which show that the spectral efficiency of the proposed system can be improved linearly as a function of the number of antenna elements at AP, without increasing the total transmitting power, provided a half wavelength antenna spacing is maintained and user groups of four or more are used to avoid ill-conditioned channel. Hardware demonstrators based on the proposed system have achieved the system spectral efficiency of 20 bits/s/Hz in an actual rural environment and of 67 bits/s/Hz in a laboratory environment at a lower UHF band.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications - (PIMRC)
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1600-1605
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467325691
ISBN (Print)9781467325660
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications - (PIMRC) - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 9 Sep 201212 Sep 2012
Conference number: 23rd

Other

Other2012 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications - (PIMRC)
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period9/09/1212/09/12

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