Experimental Multipath Component Results from MIMO Measurements in a Microcell Urban Environment

Conference: European Wireless 2006 - 12th European Wireless Conference 2006 - Enabling Technologies for Wireless Multimedia Communications
04/02/2006 - 04/05/2006 at Athens, Greece

Proceedings: European Wireless 2006

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Skentos, Nikolaos D.; Constantinou, Philip (Mobile Radio Communications Laboratory, School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
Kanatas, Athanasios G. (Department of Technology Education & Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, Greece)

This paper presents results on the parameters of multipath components extracted from wideband measured MIMO channel matrices. Experimental data were collected with wideband channel sounding measurements at 5.2 GHz in a microcell urban environment, under line of sight propagation conditions. The double directional and propagation delay parameter values of the dominant multipaths were estimated using the multidimensional parameter estimation algorithm. The results presented provide information in the context of parametric MIMO channel characterization and refer to the number of identified waves, and focus on the path weights characteristics. Additionally, the extracted multipath estimates are used to synthesize MIMO matrices that are compared to the directly measured data.