Advanced Repeaters in Cellular Communication Systems

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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Wolfgang, Andreas (Department of Signals and Systems, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden)
Coldrey, Mikael; Persson, Patrik (Ericsson Research, Ericsson AB, Göteborg, Sweden)
Bohlin, Patrik (Qamcom Technology AB, Göteborg, Sweden)

A repeater can be used in a wireless link to improve the Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) at the receiver. However, if the transmitter and the receiver use multiple antennas a repeater may serve additional purposes. In this paper we particularly investigate the effect of repeaters on the singular values of the Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) channel matrix. Furthermore the effect of repeaters in a cellular system, the interdependence of antenna array design, and system aspects such as scheduling are highlighted.