MIMO Channel Measurements and Analysis with Prototype User Devices in a 2GHz Urban Cell

Mythri Hunukumbure, Mark Beach
2006 2006 IEEE 17th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications  
This paper describes an outdoor MIMO measurement campaign conducted in the 2GHz band employing a sounding bandwidth of 20MHz. The study aimed to compare the MIMO performance of two prototype devices with a reference dipole antenna module. The results obtained reveal a systematic blocking of one of the PDA antenna ports with the user's thumb alongside a significant reduction in the available MIMO channel capacity. The laptop MIMO enabled device was found to offer good MIMO capacity enhancement,
more » ... acity enhancement, matching the performance achieved with the dipole antennas.
doi:10.1109/pimrc.2006.253952 dblp:conf/pimrc/HunukumbureB06 fatcat:7aejczixerckzl3sswbglwb3hy