Measurement based MIMO channel capacity in an urban canyon environment at the 3.7 GHz band

Jae Woo Lim, Se Woong Kwon, Youn Hyun Park, Hyun Goo Yoon, Jong Gwan Yook, Yong Joong Yoon

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This paper describes the measurements made in an urban canyon environment of a relay network scenario to determine the capacity of the multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) channel. While varying antenna number and spacing, we measure the channel matrices in the 3.7 GHz band using a 4×4 switching MIMO channel sounder. The results show that antenna spacing is shown to have less impact than signal-to-noise (SNR) on MIMO channel capacity in a line-of-sight (LOS) environment when physical antenna spacing is selected at four wavelengths. As a result, in an urban MIMO LOS scenario, a base station can provide sufficient data throughput to relay station because most links from base station to relay station have LOS environment and are free from restriction of antenna spacing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4058-4061
Number of pages4
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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