Impact of Realistic Receiver RFFE Model on Macro-Diversity versus Micro-Diversity System Capacity
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: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Ouachani, I.; Duhamel, P. (Laboratoire des Signaux et Systèmes, 3 rue Joliot-Curie, 91190 Gif sur Yvette, France)
Gosse, K.; Rouquette-Léveil, S.; Bateman, D. (Centre de Recherche de Motorola - Paris, Les Algorithmes, 91193 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France)
This paper studies the evolution of Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) system capacity in the context of macro-diversity antenna configurations, with respect to system parameters such as the distance between mobile devices. In this context, we redefine an accurate channel model by proposing a realistic configuration of the RF front-end (RFFE). The impact of this improved model on system capacity is first checked in the micro-diversity context, when comparing our results with the model classically used in the literature. This new model is shown to explain some phenomena oberved in actual implementations. Then, in the macro-diversity context, we concentrate on the usefulness of adding antennas, depending on the distance to the transmitter or receiver. The obtained results are strongly impacted by the RFFE model.