Experimental VBLAST-MIMO and SIMO Signal Processing in a Tunnel

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Sanchis Borrás, Concepción (Dept. de Ciencias Politécnicas, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia 30107 Murcia, Spain)
Molina-García-Pardo, José-María; Juan-Llácer, Leandro; Rodríguez, José-Víctor (Dept. Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones, Campus Muralla del Mar, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena 30202 Cartagena, Spain)
Lienard, Martine (IEMN / TELICE Lab., University of Lille, France)

In this work we use the experimental data from an extensive 8x8 MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) wideband (2.8GHz-5GHz) measurement campaign in a straight semicircular tunnel to study the impact of different multiantenna signal processing approaches such as the MMSE-VBLAST algorithm. We focus on the 3 and 5 GHz bands, and on different distances from the transmitter and the receiver. Results are exhibited showing the relation between SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio) and SER (Symbol Error Rate).