International Journal of Antennas and Propagation

MIMO Over-The-Air Research, Development, and Testing


Publishing date
01 Jun 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
02 Dec 2011

1Department of Signal Theory and Communications, Technical University of Cartagena, Antiguo Cuartel Antigones, 30202 Cartagena, Spain

2Agilent Technologies, 5 Lochside Avenue, Edinburgh EH12 5DJ, UK

3National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 325 Broadway Street, MS 818.02, Boulder, CO 80305-3337, USA

4Project Group Wireless Distribution Systems/Digital Broadcasting, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS), Helmholtzplatz 2, 98693 Ilmenau, Germany


MIMO Over-The-Air Research, Development, and Testing

Description

MIMO over-the-air (OTA) measurements and simulations for network and terminal performance evaluation and prediction are receiving strong interest due to the urgent need to develop test standards for 4G systems. The inclusion of MIMO in LTE terminals is extremely important, yet testing MIMO performance “OTA” has proven to be particularly complex compared to SISO OTA, and developing a test standard is taking considerable time. Unlike SISO OTA which was relatively straightforward, MIMO OTA is highly dependent on the characteristics of the radio channel, and, as such, many different test methods have been proposed which vary widely in their radio characteristics, size, and costs. Major challenges remain in the areas of identifying the optimal channel models and test methods. Particular attention is needed around test system accuracy which has to be bounded in order that a method can differentiate between good and bad MIMO performance. Therefore, we invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand MIMO OTA and facilitate the development of industry-wide international test standards. We are particularly interested in articles describing accurate evaluation methods and models, measurement outcomes from advanced test trials, and advances in terminal performance predictions. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The development of strategies to create cost-effective test solutions
  • The emulation of complex power delay profiles (PDPs), including dense multipath components (DMCs), polarization and directional properties of the channel using mode-stirred reverberation chambers (MSRCs)
  • Hardware efficient emulation of the 3D wave field, polarization properties, and uniform PDP in anechoic chambers (ACs)
  • The degree of uncertainty when using ACs and/or MSRCs
  • Significant measures for a fair comparison of terminals when using MIMO OTA techniques
  • Results of MIMO OTA tests of LTE prototypes
  • Role of passive MIMO antenna performance
  • Variable reference channel emulation mechanisms using different test scenarios and their combinations thereof

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 467695
  • - Editorial

MIMO Over-The-Air Research, Development, and Testing

Moray Rumney | Ryan Pirkl | ... | David A. Sanchez-Hernandez
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 569864
  • - Research Article

MIMO Channel Model with Propagation Mechanism and the Properties of Correlation and Eigenvalue in Mobile Environments

Yuuki Kanemiyo | Youhei Tsukamoto | ... | Shigeru Kozono
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 572419
  • - Research Article

Two-Stage Over-the-Air (OTA) Test Method for LTE MIMO Device Performance Evaluation

Ya Jing | Xu Zhao | ... | Moray Rumney
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 598620
  • - Research Article

Metrics and Methods for Evaluation of Over-The-Air Performance of MIMO User Equipment

Yifei Feng | Werner L. Schroeder | ... | Thomas Kaiser
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 929018
  • - Research Article

On the Performance of the Time Reversal SM-MIMO-UWB System on Correlated Channels

Hieu Nguyen | Van Duc Nguyen | ... | Thomas Kaiser
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 540649
  • - Research Article

Correlation and Capacity Calculations with Reference Antennas in an Isotropic Environment

Thorkild B. Hansen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 624174
  • - Research Article

Dependence of Error Level on the Number of Probes in Over-the-Air Multiprobe Test Systems

Afroza Khatun | Tommi Laitinen | ... | Pertti Vainikainen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 615954
  • - Research Article

Channel Modelling for Multiprobe Over-the-Air MIMO Testing

Pekka Kyösti | Tommi Jämsä | Jukka-Pekka Nuutinen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 676405
  • - Research Article

MIMO Channel Capacity in 2D and 3D Isotropic Environments

Ryan J. Pirkl | Kate A. Remley
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 239420
  • - Research Article

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

Nabil Arsalane | Moctar Mouhamadou | ... | Thierry Monedière
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