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Measurements of MIMO Indoor Channels at 1800 MHz with Multiple Indoor and Outdoor Base Stations

  • Laura García1Email author,
  • Niklas Jaldén2,
  • Björn Lindmark2,
  • Per Zetterberg2 and
  • Leandro de Haro1
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking20072007:028073

https://doi.org/10.1155/2007/28073

Received: 1 April 2006

Accepted: 17 December 2006

Published: 25 February 2007

Abstract

This paper proposes several configurations for multiple base stations in indoor MIMO systems and compares their performance. The results are based on channel measurements realized with a MIMO testbed. The receiver was moved along several routes and floors on an office building. Both outdoor and indoor locations are considered for the transmitters or base stations, which allow the analysis of not only indoor but also outdoor-to-indoor environment. The use of 2 base stations with different system level combinations of the two is analyzed. We show that the configuration with base station selection provides almost as good performance as a full water-filling scheme when the 2 base stations are placed at different locations. Also the spatial correlation properties for the different configurations are analyzed and the importance of considering path loss when evaluating capacity is highlighted.

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Departamento de Sĕnales, Sistemas Y Radiocommunicaciones, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)
(2)
Signal Processing Lab, School of Electrical Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

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