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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 239420, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/239420
Research Article

3GPP Channel Model Emulation with Analysis of MIMO-LTE Performances in Reverberation Chamber

XLim Laboratory, OSA Department, UMR CNRS 6172, University of Limoges, 123 Avenue Albert Thomas, 87060 Limoges Cedex, France

Received 2 December 2011; Accepted 24 January 2012

Academic Editor: David A. Sanchez-Hernandez

Copyright © 2012 Nabil Arsalane 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.

Abstract

Emulation methodology of multiple clusters channels for evaluating wireless communication devices over-the-air (OTA) performance is investigated. This methodology has been used along with the implementation of the SIMO LTE standard. It consists of evaluating effective diversity gain (EDG) level of SIMO LTE-OFDM system for different channel models according to the received power by establishing an active link between the transmitter and the receiver. The measurement process is set up in a Reverberation Chamber (RC). The obtained results are compared to the reference case of single input-single output (SISO) in order to evaluate the real improvement attained by the implemented system.