Massive MIMO Channel Measurements and Achievable Rates in a Residential Area

Conference: WSA 2020 - 24th International ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas
02/18/2020 - 02/20/2020 at Hamburg, Germany

Proceedings: ITG-Fb. 291: WSA 2020

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Gauger, Marc; Arnold, Maximilian; ten Brink, Stephan (Institute of Telecommunications, Pfaffenwaldring 47, University of Stuttgart, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany)

In this paper we present a measurement set-up for massive MIMO channel sounding that shows very good longterm phase stability. Initial measurements were performed in a residential area to evaluate different conventional precoding schemes such as maximum ratio transmission and phase only precoding. A massive amount of data points was collected, with 924 times 64 complex channel weights per data point. Each data point is position-tagged using differential GPS with real-time kinematik, achieving better than 35cm position accuracy in more than 90% of the collected data points, making this dataset a rich resource for, e.g., further studying machine learning based, datadriven approaches in wireless communications.