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Analysis of MIMO Capacity Dependence on Multi-Antenna Channel Delay Spread in Reverberation Chamber

N. Arsalane, M. A. Garcia-Fernandez, M. Mouhamadou, C. Decroze, D. Carsenat. Published in Communications

International Journal of Applied Information Systems
Year of Publication: 2016
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors: N. Arsalane, M. A. Garcia-Fernandez, M. Mouhamadou, C. Decroze, D. Carsenat
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  1. N Arsalane, M A Garcia-Fernandez, M Mouhamadou, C Decroze and D Carsenat. Analysis of MIMO Capacity Dependence on Multi-Antenna Channel Delay Spread in Reverberation Chamber. International Journal of Applied Information Systems 11(2):31-34, July 2016. URL, DOI BibTeX

    	author = "N. Arsalane and M. A. Garcia-Fernandez and M. Mouhamadou and C. Decroze and D. Carsenat",
    	title = "Analysis of MIMO Capacity Dependence on Multi-Antenna Channel Delay Spread in Reverberation Chamber",
    	journal = "International Journal of Applied Information Systems",
    	issue_date = "July 2016",
    	volume = 11,
    	number = 2,
    	month = "Jul",
    	year = 2016,
    	issn = "2249-0868",
    	pages = "31-34",
    	numpages = 4,
    	url = "",
    	doi = "10.5120/ijais2016451580",
    	publisher = "Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA",
    	address = "New York, USA"


Reverberation chambers are cost-effective tools for evaluating Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) Over-The-Air (OTA) communication devices performance in both indoor and outdoor urban channel models. Their performance is typically assessed by using several figures-of-merit (FOM), such as MIMO Capacity, which evaluates the amount of information that can be reliably transmitted over a communications channel. Nevertheless, scarce publications about the effect of the environment characteristics, such as delay spread, on this figure-of-merit can be found in the literature. In this contribution, we analyze the dependence of MIMO Capacity on channel delay spread, by means of a multi-antenna OTA communication system using a QPSK modulation. For that purpose, channel RMS delay spread has been varied inside the reverberation chamber loading it with different quantities of absorbing material.


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Channel capacity; MIMO, Phase shift keying, Rayleigh channels, Reverberation chamber