Measurements and analysis of multiuser MIMO-OFDM channels in campus environment

Min Li, Chunshan Liu, Hajime Suzuki, Stephen V. Hanly, Iain B. Collings, Philip Whiting

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This paper describes a channel measurement campaign undertaken on the Macquarie University (MQ) campus, Sydney, Australia, based on a multiuser multiple-input multiple-output orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (MU-MIMO-OFDM) system, developed by Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and installed in MQ campus. The MU-MIMO-OFDM system consists of a central node with a twelve-element antenna array and up to six remote nodes each with a single antenna. This paper reports on the analysis of user spatial correlation and the measured MU-MIMO-OFDM system capacity for different scenarios in a campus environment. It was found that channels of users concentrated in a local area with limited scattering can be highly correlated, and thus careful user selection is needed when supporting multiple users in such a scenario by the system. Our results also indicate that a significant portion of the theoretical sum-rate predicted under i.i.d. Rayleigh channels can be achieved in various realistic environments, despite differences observed between the measured channels and the theoretical i.i.d. channels.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 Australian Communications Theory Workshop, AusCTW 2016
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509001330
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2016
EventAustralian Communications Theory Workshop, AusCTW 2016 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 20 Jan 201623 Jan 2016


OtherAustralian Communications Theory Workshop, AusCTW 2016


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