Empirical characterisation of the indoor multi-user MIMO channel in the 3.5 GHz band
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AuthorTorres Jiménez, Rafael Pedro; Pérez López, Jesús Ramón; Basterrechea Verdeja, José; Domingo Gracia, Marta; Valle López, Luis; González Illera, Jorge; Rubio Arjona, Lorenzo; Rodrigo Peñarrocha, Vicent Miquel; Reig Pascual, Juan
This study presents an analysis of the capabilities of using multi-user multiple input multiple output (MU-MIMO) in indoor environments at the 3-4 GHz band through an empirical characterisation of the MU-MIMO channel, obtaining a statistical description of the degree to which this specific multi-user channel verifies the condition of favourable propagation. Different metrics have been considered to measure the degree of orthogonality between the channels, such as the orthogonality coefficient or the condition number. In addition, in order to obtain a direct measure of the goodness of the channel in terms of the achievable spectral efficiency, the capacity of the channel has been calculated for different numbers of users and base station antennas and compared with theoretical i.i.d. Rayleigh channels.