Further Steps Towards the Development of a Hardware Simulator for MIMO Radio Channels

Conference: PIMRC 2005 - 16th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
09/11/2005 - 09/14/2005 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: PIMRC 2005

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Picol, Sylvie; Zaharia, Gheorghe; Zein, Ghaïs El (Institut d’Electronique et de Télécommunication de Rennes, UMR CNRS 6164, INSA de Rennes, France)

The aim of the regional project SIMPAA2, which continues the research activities of the former national research SIMPAA project, is the realization of a hardware simulator of MIMO propagation channels for UMTS and WLAN applications. The simulator must reproduce the behavior of the radio propagation channel, thus making it possible to test "on table" the mobile radio equipments. The advantages are: low cost, short test duration, possibility to ensure the same test conditions in order to compare the performance of various equipments.