Performance of MIMO Systems Employing Co-Located Orthogonally Polarized Antennas in Micro-Cellular Environments

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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Mtumbuka, Matthews C.; Edwards, David J. (Communications Research Group, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PJ, UK)

This paper presents results of a tri-polarized multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) channel measurement campaign in typical room-room and floor-floor micro-cellular environments. By implementing the MIMO channels in the polarization rather than conventional spatial domain, we are able to co-locate the antenna elements at both ends of the communications link. This results in a compact system that would be a good candidate for future designs of mobile communications systems including handsets. Benchmarking against the spatial technique, demonstrates that a polarized MIMO system can offer approximately the same 10% outage capacity. In terms of ergodic capacity, the tri-polar outperforms the spatial technique by up to 2 b/s/Hz.