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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 854350, 10 pages
Research Article

Performance of Antenna Selection in MIMO System Using Channel Reciprocity with Measured Data

School of Telecommunication Engineering, Suranaree University of Technology, Muang, Nakhon Ratchasima 30000, Thailand

Received 15 February 2011; Revised 1 April 2011; Accepted 5 April 2011

Academic Editor: Byungje Lee

Copyright © 2011 Peerapong Uthansakul et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The channel capacity of MIMO system increases as a function of antenna pairs between transmitter and receiver but it suffers from multiple expensive RF chains. To reduce cost of RF chains, antenna selection (AS) method can offer a good tradeoff between expense and performance. For a transmitting AS system, channel state information (CSI) feedback is required to choose the best subset of available antennas. However, the delay and error in feedback channel are the most dominant factors to degrade performances. In this paper, the concept of AS method using reciprocal CSI instead of feedback channel is proposed. The capacity performance of proposed system is investigated by own developing Testbed. The obtained results indicate that the reciprocity technique offers a capacity close to a system with perfect CSI and gains a higher capacity than a system without AS method. This benefit is from 0.9 to 2.2 bps/Hz at SNR 10 dB.