Massive MIMO Ultra-Wideband Communications Using Multi-Mode Antennas

Conference: SCC 2015 - 10th International ITG Conference on Systems, Communications and Coding
02/02/2015 - 02/05/2015 at Hamburg, Germany

Proceedings: ITG-Fb 254: 10th International ITG Conference on Systems, Communications and Coding (SCC 2015)

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Authors:
Doose, Niklas; Hoeher, Peter Adam (Faculty of Engineering, University of Kiel, 24143 Kiel, Germany)

Abstract:
The demand for ultra-high data rates is an ongoing challenge in wireless communications. Towards that goal, massive MIMO is currently considered as a key technology for the development of 5G systems. Hence, baseband processing and advanced antenna design need to be considered simultaneously. In this paper, we provide a massive MIMO system proposal based on multi-mode antennas. The system is crafted for operating as an UWB system in the 6-8.5 GHz frequency band. This contribution includes design considerations for UWB systems, a comprehensive overview of multi-mode antennas, and highlights the potential of employing multi-mode antennas in massive MIMO systems.