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P. Kyösti, W. Fan and J. Kyröläinen, "Assessing measurement distances for OTA testing of massive MIMO base station at 28 GHz," 2017 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP), Paris, 2017, pp. 3679-3683. doi: 10.23919/EuCAP.2017.7928364

Assessing measurement distances for OTA testing of massive MIMO base station at 28 GHz

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Author: Kyösti, Pekka1,2; Fan, Wei3; Kyröläinen, Jukka1
Organizations: 1Keysight Technologies Finland oy, Oulu, Finland
2University of Oulu, CWC, Oulu, Finland
3Aalborg University, Antennas, Propagation and Radio Networking section at the Department of Electronic Systems, Faculty of Engineering and Science, Denmark
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Version: accepted version
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2017
Publish Date: 2019-04-04


This paper discusses physical dimensions for a multi probe anechoic chamber based (MPAC) over-the-air (OTA) setup aiming for base station (BS) testing. The target frequency of the simulated massive multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) BS arrays is 28 GHz. The assessment is performed with two metrics. The first metric is a new power metric based on assumptions of a code book of fixed beams and planar waves. The second one is the multi-user (MU) MIMO sum rate capacity. The intention is to evaluate physical dimensions in metres with respect to different BS array sizes. Simulation results indicate that OTA performance of a BS array with maximum dimension of 0.15m could be measured with a setup having measurement distance of approximately 1m.

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Series: IEEE Proceedings of the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
ISSN: 2164-3342
ISSN-L: 2164-3342
ISBN: 978-8-8907-0187-0
ISBN Print: 978-1-5090-3742-1
DOI: 10.23919/EuCAP.2017.7928364
Host publication: 2017 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP)
Conference: European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: The work of Dr. Wei Fan was supported by the Financial assistance from the Danish council for Independent Research under Grant DFF 6111-00525.
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