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A Portable MIMO Testbed and Selected Channel Measurements

  • Paul Goud JrEmail author
  • Robert Hang
  • Dmitri Truhachev
  • Christian Schlegel
Open Access
Research Article
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Implementation Aspects and Testbeds for MIMO Systems

Abstract

A portable Open image in new window multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) testbed that is based on field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and which operates in the 902–928 MHz industrial, scientific, and medical (ISM) band has been developed by the High Capacity Digital Communications (HCDC) Laboratory at the University of Alberta. We present a description of the HCDC testbed along with MIMO channel capacities that were derived from measurements taken with the HCDC testbed for three special locations: a narrow corridor, an athletics field that is surrounded by a metal fence, and a parkade. These locations are special because the channel capacities are different from what is expected for a typical indoor or outdoor channel. For two of the cases, a ray-tracing analysis has been performed and the simulated channel capacity values closely match the values calculated from the measured data. A ray-tracing analysis, however, requires accurate geometrical measurements and sophisticated modeling for each specific location. A MIMO testbed is ideal for quickly obtaining accurate channel capacity information.

Keywords

Quantum Information Special Location Field Programmable Gate Array Channel Capacity Channel Measurement 

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© Goud Jr et al. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Goud Jr
    • 1
    Email author
  • Robert Hang
    • 1
  • Dmitri Truhachev
    • 1
  • Christian Schlegel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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