2-D Field Reconstruction: A Measurement "Sandbox" for Spatial Correlation Analysis

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

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Pirkl, Ryan J.; Durgin, Gregory D. (School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

Measurements of a wireless channel’s spatial correlation guide the development of multi-antenna wireless systems that use spatial diversity. Representative spatial channel measurements are required to design these multi-antenna systems, but typical measurements of spatial correlation obtained by moving an antenna array through a wireless channel provide limited correlation data that cannot be generalized to antenna arrays with different geometries. In contrast, the complete 2-D spatial channel data provided by electromagnetic field reconstruction enables a wide range of spatial correlation analyses including channel correlation matrices for completely arbitrary array geometries.