Capacity and spectral efficiency of MIMO wireless systems in multipath urban environments with fading

N. Blaunstein, N. Yarkoni

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This work describes theoretical and numerical investigations of data stream parameters, such as capacity and spectral efficiency of multiple-input- multiple-output (MIMO) wireless communication systems taking into account fading phenomena caused by the multipath of radio propagation in urban environments. The propagation characteristics of urban wireless channel are described using a unified stochastic approach, which allows to obtain the Ricean parameter as a ratio of coherent and incoherent component of the total signal after multiple scattering reflection and diffraction. A simple formula to predict the channel capacity and spectral efficiency for MIMO wireless systems are derived. These formulas are numerically calculated for different urban areas and fading situations and are compared with those obtained for single-input-single-output (SISO) wireless systems. Obtained results allow us to conclude that the proposed method can be very useful as a tool for a network planner in predicting MIMO system performance for various urban and suburban environments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of The European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Subtitle of host publicationEuCAP 2006
PublisherEuropean Space Agency
ISBN (Print)9290929375, 9789290929376
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2006
EventEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation: EuCAP 2006 - Nice, France
Duration: 6 Nov 200610 Nov 2006

Publication series

NameEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Volume626 SP
ISSN (Print)0379-6566


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation: EuCAP 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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